Words: , in the Pray­er Book Col­lect­ion 1826; this is an adap­ta­tion of See Is­ra­el’s Gen­tle Shep­herd Stand, by .

Music: Fran­conia, Har­mon­isch­er Lied­er­schatz (Frank­furt, Ger­ma­ny: 1738).

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

“Let them approach,” He cries,
“Nor scorn their humble claim;
The heirs of Heav’n are such as these,
For such as these I came.”

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