182 DOMESTIC EDUCATION.
Hymn for the Consecration of Children.
Bertha B. Wolfe,
1. Our chil-dren, Lord, to us were giv'n, To train on earth as
2 Our children, Lord, we give to thee, In thine own im age
3 When wicked friends would lead astray Their youthful feet from
4. Convert them by thy might-y pow'r, Convert them now this
5. In love and wis-dom. let them grow, In all the gifts thou
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heirs in heav'n;
let them be;
wis -dom's way;
ver y hour;
canst be - stow ;
This truth we see, and now a - gree, To
From all the pow'r of dark-ness keep Their
Oh, shield them by thy gra-eious pow'r, And
Let thy good Spir - it from a bove Fill
Let their ca-reer be as the light, A
train them, Lord, for heav'n and thee.
tho't-less souls a-wake, a - sleep.
save them in that e vil hour.
their young hearts with faith and love.
his t'ry brill-iant in the right.
Our children, Lord, we
give to thee, we give to thee, we give to thee
From all the
make them free, And make them good by loving thee.