Friday, December 5, 2014

Advent 2014

"Children of the Heavenly Father"

 

Children of the heavenly father

Safely in His bosom gather;

Nestling bird nor star in heaven

Such a refuge ne'er was given.

 

God His own doth tend and nourish,

In His holy courts they flourish.

From all evil things He spares them,

In His mighty arms He bears them.

 

Neither life nor death shall ever

From the Lord His children sever;

Unto them His grace He showeth,

And their sorrows all He knoweth.

 

Though He giveth or He taketh,

God His children ne'er forsaketh;

His the loving purpose solely

To preserve them pure and holy.

 

(The text is by Caroline Sandell Berg and the English translation is by Ernst Olson.)

 

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