Children of the Heavenly Father | Hymn of the Week

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Verse 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.

Verse 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.

Verse 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.

Verse 4
Though he giveth or he taketh,
God his children ne’er forsaketh;
his the loving purpose solely
to preserve them pure and holy.

Scripture Reference: Psalm 84
Text: Carolina Sandell Berg (1855), translated by Ernst W. Olson (1925)
Music: TRYGGARE KAN INGEN VARA, Swedish Folk Melody (early 19th cen.)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Copyright: Public Domain

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