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C.M.

1
Isaac was ransomed when he lay
Upon the altar bound;
Moses, an infant cast away,
Pharaoh’s own daughter found.

2
Joseph, by his false brethren sold,
God raised above them all;
To Hannah’s child the Lord foretold
How Eli’s house must fall.

3
David the bear and lion slew,
And o’er Gath’s champion trod;
Josiah, from his boyhood, knew
His father David’s God.

4
To good Naomi gentle Ruth
Clave with a daughter’s soul;
A little maid revealed the truth,
When Naaman was made whole.

5
Children have thus been made God’s care,
May youths here seek His face;
Since His own Son He did not spare,
O may He give them grace.

6
Grace, like the young of whom we read,
Early in Him to trust;
A Friend in need, a Friend indeed,
As merciful as just.

7
That when like them their course they’ve run,
They may find God their Friend,
Safe in the footsteps of His Son,
Conducted to the end.