Thus Saith The Mercy Of The Lord

Thus saith the mercy of the Lord:
“I’ll be a God to thee;
I’ll bless thy numerous race, and they
shall be a seed to me.”

Abram believed the promised grace
and gave his child to God,
but water seals the blessing now
that once was sealed with blood.

Jesus the ancient faith confirms,
to our forefathers giv’n;
he takes young children to his arms,
and calls them heirs of heav’n.

Our God, how faithful are his ways!
His love endures the same;
nor from the promise of his grace
blots out his children’s name.

Thus to the parents and their seed
shall thy salvation come;
and numerous households meet at last
in one eternal home.