Behold What Condescending Love

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Lyrics from A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1841

Hymn 255
1. Behold what condescending love
Jesus on earth displays!
To babes and sucklings he extends
The riches of his grace!

2. He still the ancient promise keeps,
To our forefathers giv'n;
Young children in his arms he takes,
And calls them heirs of heav'n.

3. Forbid them not, whom Jesus calls,
Nor dare the claim resist,
Since his own lips to us declare
Of such will heav'n consist.

4. With flowing tears, and thankful hearts
We give them up to thee;
Receive them, Lord, into thine arms;
Thine may they ever be.