Children of the Heavenly Father (TRYGGARE KAN INGEN VARA)


This hymn speaks of God’s care for his people. There is a tenderness in this text and tune, and this choral arrangement echoes that with a gentle piano line and a capella sections. Optionally, the congregation may join for the unison fourth verse.

Choral anthem for SATB choir and piano. Price allows you to make as many copies as you need for your choir.

text by Carolina Sandell, translated Ernst W. Olson
arranged by Greg Scheer
copyright December 2019

1. Children of the heavenly Father
safely in his bosom gather;
nestling bird nor star in heaven
such a refuge e’er was given.

2. God his own shall tend and nourish;
in his holy courts they flourish.
From all evil powers he spares them;
in his mighty arms he bears them.

3. Neither life nor death shall ever
from the Lord his children sever;
for to them his grace revealing,
he turns sorrow into healing.

4. God has given, he has taken,
but his children ne’er forsaken;
his the loving purpose soley
to preserve them pure and holy.