Scripture Verse

The promise is unto you, and to your children. Acts 2:39


Thomas Haweis (1734–1820)

Words: Tho­mas Ha­weis, 1808, alt. 1817.

Music: Ab­er­gele John A. Lloyd, Sr., 1873 (🔊 pdf nwc).

John A. Lloyd, Sr. (1815–1874)


Our child­ren, Lord, in faith and pray­er,
We now de­vote to Thee;
Let them Thy co­ve­nant mer­cies share,
And Thy sal­va­tion see.

Such help­less babes Thou didst em­brace,
While dwell­ing here be­low;
To us and ours, O God of grace,
The same com­pas­sion show.

In ear­ly days their hearts se­cure,
From world­ly snares, we pray;
O let them to the end en­dure
In ev­ery right­eous way.