Children stand on life's rough way (Thurlow Weed)

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  • (Posted 2008-03-02)  CPDL #16284:     
Editor: Thurlow Weed (submitted 2008-03-02).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 20 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Children Stand on Life's Rough Way
Tune: Allen's Church
Composer: Thurlow Weed
Lyricist: William Cullen Bryant, 1794-1878

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 74. 74. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

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Original text and translations

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Children stand in life’s rough way,
Father, guide them;
And we know not what of harm
May betide them;
‘Neath the shadow of thy wing,
Father, hide them;
Waking, sleeping, Lord, we pray,
Go beside them.

When in prayer we cry to Thee,
Thou wilt hear them;
From the stains of sin and shame
Thou wilt clear them;
Mid the quick sands and the rocks
Thou will steer them;
In temptation, trial and grief
Be Thou near them.

Unto Thee we give them up;
Lord, receive them;
In the world we know must be
Much to grieve them;
Many striving oft and strong
To deceive them:
Trustful, in thy hands of love
We must leave them.