This Child We Now Present To Thee


This child we now present to you,
O gracious God; its heart make new;
Shield it from sin and threat’ning wrong,
And let your love its life prolong.

Oh, may your Spirit gently draw
Its willing soul to keep your Law!
May virtue, piety, and truth
Dawn even with its dawning youth!

We too before your gracious sight
Once shared the blest baptismal rite;
Its covenant we here renew
With love and thanks and praise to you.

Grant that with true and faithful heart
We still may act the Christian’s part,
Cheered by each promise you have giv’n
And lab’ring for the prize in heav’n.