All thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13
Words: John H. Hinton, in the Baptist Selection, 1828. Also appeared in the 1840 edition, number 599.
A parental prayer.
If you know where to get a good picture of Hinton (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
Father of all! before Thy throne,
Grateful but anxious parents bow;
Look in paternal mercy down,
And yield the boon we ask Thee now.
’Tis not for wealth, or joys of earth,
Or life prolonged we seek Thy face;
’Tis for a new and heavenly birth,
’Tis for the treasures of Thy grace.
’Tis for their souls’ eternal joy,
For rescue from the coming woe;
Do not our earnest suit deny;
We cannot, cannot let Thee go.