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Children of the Heavenly FatherThe Baptist Hymnal No. 055
Text: Caroline V. Sandell-Berg; tr. Ernst W. Olson
Music: Traditional Swedish Melody
Tune: TRYGGARE KAN INGEN VARA Meter: 188.8.131.52 (L.M.)
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1. Children of the heav'nly Father Safely in His bosom gather; Nestling bird nor star in heaven Such a refuge e'er was given. 2. God His own doth tend and nourish; In His holy courts they flourish. From all evil things He spares them; In His mighty arms He bears them. 3. Neither life nor death shall ever From the Lord His children sever; Unto them His grace He showeth, And their sorrows all He knoweth. 4. Though He giveth or He taketh, God His children ne'er forsaketh; His the loving purpose solely To preserve them pure and holy.
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