Children of the Heavenly Father
Psalter Hymnal 440



1 Children of the heavenly Father
safely in his bosom gather;
nestling bird nor star in heaven
such a refuge e'er was given.

2 God his own shall tend and nourish;
in his holy courts they flourish.
From all evil powers he spares them;
in his mighty arms he bears them.

3 Neither life nor death shall ever
from the Lord his children sever;
for to them his grace revealing,
he turns sorrow into healing.

4 God has given, he has taken,
but his children ne'er forsaken;
his the loving purpose solely
to preserve them pure and holy.

Text: Caroline V. Sandell Berg, 1855;
tr. Ernest W. Olson, 1925,
alt. Copyright (c) 1978,
Board of Publication of the Lutheran Church in
America, Augsburg-Fortress Publishers,
Minneapolis, MN 55440.
1-800-328-4648. Used by permission.


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