141. Children of the Heavenly Father

1 Children of the heav'nly Father
Safely in His bosom gather;
Nestling bird nor star in heaven
Such a refuge e'er was given.

2 God His own doth tend and nourish,
In His holy courts they flourish;
From all evil things He spares them,
In His mighty arms He bears them.

3 Neither life nor death shall ever
From the Lord His children sever;
Unto them His grace He showeth,
And their sorrows all He knoweth.

4 Praise the Lord in joyful numbers,
Your Protector never slumbers;
At the will of your Defender
Every foeman must surrender.

5 Though He giveth or He taketh,
God His children ne'er forsaketh;
His the loving purpose solely
To preserve them pure and holy.

Text Information
First Line: Children of the heavenly Father
Title: Children of the Heavenly Father
Author: Lina Sandell
Translator: Ernst W. Olson
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Baptism and Dedication; Children's Hymns; Comfort (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: [Children of the heavenly Father]
Key: D Major
Source: Swedish Folk Melody

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