The Savior Kindly Calls

Melody - "Franconia", from the Harmonischer Liederschatz, Frankfurt, 1738; Seq. by Richard Jordan

Philip Doddridge, 1755, adapted by Henry U. Onderdonk, 1826

The Savior kindly calls
Our children to His breast;
He folds them in His gracious arms,
Himself declares them blest.

2. "Let them approach," He cries,
"Nor scorn their humble claim;
The heirs of heaven are such as these,
For such as these I came."

3. With joy we bring them, Lord,
Devoting them to Thee,
Imploring that, as we are Thine,
Thine may our offspring be.

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