‘Children of the Heavenly Father’

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“Children of the Heavenly Father” by Caroline V. Sandell-Berg

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

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.

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

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