O Let Thy Spirit With Us Tarry Lord Je

O let Thy spirit with us tarry,
Lord Jesus, this we ask of Thee.
These little ones to Thee we carry:
Baptize them that Thine own they be.

We name them after Thee, tho’ humble:
O let them in Thy name arise;
Nor let them fall if they should stumble,
But run their course and gain the prize.

If long the course, O Lord, uphold them,
Thine aged servants bear in mind;
If short, O may Thy love enfold them,
That in Thine arms they rest may find.

Deep in their hearts Thy name be planted,
Their names be writ in Thy right hand,
To them in weal and woe be granted
Thy Spirit, all to understand.

The angels sing when babes are sleeping;
May still they sing when death draws near.
Both cross and crown are in Thy keeping;
Lead Thou us on, we have no fear.