Tune: TRYGGARE KAN INGEN VARA

Composer: Swedish folk song

Author: Caroline Sandell-Berg, 1855; trans. Ernst Olsen, 1925

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VERSE 1:
Children of the heav'nly Father
Safely in His bosom gather
Nestling bird nor star in Heaven
Such a refuge e'er was given

VERSE 2:
God, His own doth tend and nourish
In His holy courts they flourish
From all evil things He spares them
In His mighty arms He bears them

VERSE 3:
Neither life nor death shall ever
From the Lord, His children sever
Unto them His grace He showeth
And their sorrows all He knoweth

VERSE 4:
Though He giveth or He taketh
God His children ne'er forsaketh
His, the loving purpose solely
To preserve them, pure and holy
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Key: D

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