text by Carolina Sandell, translated Ernst W. Olson
tune: TRYGGARE KAN INGEN VARA
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.