Great Savior Who Didst Condescend

Great Saviour, who didst condescend
Young children in Thine arms t’embrace,
Still prove Thyself the infants’ friend,
Baptize them with Thy cleansing grace.

Whilst in the slippery paths of youth,
Be Thou their Guardian and their Guide,
That they, directed by Thy truth,
May never from Thy precepts slide.

To love Thy word their hearts incline,
To understand it, light impart;
O Saviour, consecrate them Thine,
Take full possession of their heart.