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THE CHURCH
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2   Permit them to approach," He cries,
"Nor scorn their humble name; For 'twas to bless such souls as these The Lord of angels came.
3   He'll lead them to the heavenly streams,
Where living waters flow;
And guide them to the fruitful fields,! Where trees of knowledge grow.
4 The feeblest lamb amidst the flock Shall be its Shepherd's care; While folded in the Saviour's arms, j 'Tis safe from every snare.
Rev. Philip Doddridge, 175'
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2 He Who, a little child, began The life divine to show to man, Proclaims from heaven the message free. "Let little children come to Me."
4 O give Thine angels charge, good LorJ Them safely in Thy way to guard; Thy blessing on their lives command J And write their names upon Thy han^
3 We bring them, Lord, and with the sign    5 O Thou Who by an infant's tongue I
Of sprinkled water name them Thine:           Dost hear Thy perfect glory sung,
Their souls with saving grace endow;           May these, with all the heavenly hos»
Baptize them with Thy Spirit now.                Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. I
W, ROBERTSfl







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