Thus saith the mercy of the Lord,
""I'll be a God to thee;
I'll bless thy num'rous race, and they
Shall be a seed for me.""
Abram believed the promised grace,
And gave his sons to God;
But water seals the blessing now,
That once was sealed with blood.
Jesus the ancient faith confirms,
To our forfatahers given;
He takes young children to His arms,
And calls them heirs of heaven.
Our God, how faithful are His ways!
His love endures the same;
Nor from the promise of His grace
Blots out His children's name.
Thus to the parents and their seed
Shall Thy salvation come;
And numerous households meet at last
In one eternal home.