Scripture Verse

Those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever. Deuteronomy 29:29


Elijah E. Hoss (1849–1919)

Words: E. Em­bree Hoss, 1903. Hoss wrote this hymn for a bap­tism ce­re­mo­ny he con­duct­ed at the White Ri­ver Con­fer­ence at Wal­nut Ridge, Ar­kan­sas, in No­vem­ber 1903. It ap­peared in print soon there­af­ter in the Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see, Chris­tian Ad­vo­cate.

Music: Bap­tism Pe­ter C. Lut­kin (1858–1931) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Peter C. Lutkin (1858–1931)


O God, great Fa­ther, Lord and king!
Our children unto Thee we bring;
And strong in faith, and hope, and love,
We dare Thy steadfast Word to prove.

Thy covenant kindness did of old
Our fathers and their seed enfold;
That ancient promise standeth sure,
And shall while heaven and earth endure.

Look down upon us while we pray,
And visit us in grace today;
These little ones in mercy take
And make them Thine for Je­sus’ sake.

While they the outward sign receive,
Wilt Thou Thy Ho­ly Spi­rit give,
And keep and help them by Thy power
In every hard and trying hour.

Guide Thou their feet in holy ways:
Shine on them through the darkest days;
Uphold them till their life be past,
And bring them all to Hea­ven at last.