Thus Did The Sons Of Abram Pass

Thus did the sons of Abrah’m pass
Under the bloody seal of grace;
The young disciples bore the yoke,
‘Till Christ the painful bondage broke.

By milder ways doth Jesus prove
His Father’s cov’nant and his love;
He seals to saints his glorious grace,
Nor does forbid their infant race.

Their seed is sprinkled with his blood,
Their children set apart for God;
His spirit on their offspring shed,
Like water pour’d upon the head.

Let ev’ry saint with cheerful voice
In this large covenant rejoice;
Young children in their early days
Shall give the God of Abrah’m praise.