3791. A Little Child the Savior Came

1. A little child the Savior came,
The Mighty God was still His name;
And angels worshiped as He lay
The seeming infant of a day.

2. He who, a little child, began
The life divine to show to man,
Proclaims from Heav’n the message free;
Let little children come to Me.

3. We bring them, Lord, and with the sign
Of sprinkled water name them Thine;
Their souls with saving grace endow;
Baptize them with Thy Spirit now.

4. O give Thine angels charge, good Lord,
Them safely in Thy way to guard;
Thy blessing on their lives command,
And write their names upon Thy hand.

5. O Thou, who by an infant’s tongue
Dost hear Thy perfect glory sung,
May these, with all the heav’nly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Text Information
First Line: A little child the Savior came
Title: A Little Child the Savior Came
Author: William Robertson (1861)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Scottish Established Church's Hymns for Public Worship, 1861
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: ALSTONE, Christopher E. Willing, 1868
Tune Information
Composer: François Hippolyte Barthélémon (1785)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 12433 32545 43217
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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