1 O God, great Father, Lord and King,
our children unto you we bring.
And strong in faith and hope and love;
we dare your steadfast word to prove.
2 Thy covenant blessing did of old
our fathers and their seed enfold.
That ancient promise standeth sure
and shall while heaven and earth endure.
3 Look down upon us while we pray
and visit us in grace today.
These little ones you did receive;
your precious promise we believe.
4 They now the outward sign receive;
Wilt Thou Thy Holy Spirit give.
O keep and help them by Thy power
in every hard and trying hour.
5 Guide Thou their feet in holy ways
shine on them through darkest days.
Uphold them till their life is past
and bring them all to heaven at last.