Draw Our Children to You

Blessed Lord Jesus,
you have taught us
that we must become
like little children
to enter your kingdom,
and you loved children
and blessed them.
Draw our children to you
by your Holy Spirit
and keep them in your service,
so that they may follow you,
declare your praise,
and be one with us
in the confession of your holy name.

Source: Common Service Book, #47

Original in traditional English:

Blessed Lord Jesus, Who hast taught us that we must be as the little children in order to come to Thy Kingdom, and Who didst love and bless them most tenderly: Grant that our children may be drawn unto Thee by Thy good Spirit and ever kept in Thy service, so that walking in Thy way, they may ever show forth Thy praise and be one with us in the confession of Thy holy Name; Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever One God, world without end. Amen. (Common Service Book, # 47)

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Lutheran pastor and musician serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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