Label: One-A-Chord - T 18551-1 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Gospel
Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care, And fit us for heaven to live with Thee there. I certainly have known the song as far back as my memory goes. The music, too, with the sweetness of the melody, a slow and simple harmonic movement, and a gentle triple-time pulse, is soothing to the soul.
Kirkpatrick in Most consoling, however, is the meaning of the text. Gabriel, though it is often, and seemingly wronglyattributed to John T. Sinful Davey - Ken Thorne - Sinful Davey the first line, we ask the Lord Jesus to be near us and to stay with us.
We want him not only to be present with us now but for his presence to stay with us, to abide with us, to remain with us. We know that the most wondrous and ineffable gift has been given to us in the Incarnation of Jesus, the Son of God and Savior of the World, and that we can only keep this gift by begging him to remain with us. In the second line, we further declare that we want Jesus to stay close by us forever.
Now that we know our Savior, there is no going back. We Jesus Still Stays The Same - Irene Trapp - Love Me Forever remain in his presence forever because only his presence can heal our sin-sick souls. Then we pray that he love us. When we desire to remain with earthly things or even with those closest to us, let us remember that these desires should lead us to the one whose presence is Love Itself. While God gives us the powers of reason and free will by which we can know and love Him, we never reach the full Red Hot - Various - Sun Records: The 50th Anniversary Collection of those powers but are always as children to our heavenly Father, who knows and loves us perfectly and is the giver of every good gift.
In the third line of the third verse, we ask our Lord Jesus to grant to the Ni Chicha Ni Limoná - Victor Jara - Antologia Musical in His tender care the blessings we are unable to give to ourselves. In the final line of the verse, we ask him to grant us the best of all blessings, the thing we are most unable to do for ourselves: we ask him to fit us for heaven.
It is Jesus, who is the way, the truth, and the life, who has repaired the brokenness of our relationship with God that we have caused through sin.
Only through a childlike faith in his power to save us can we be made fit to live with him forever. And, as we said at the beginning of the verse, that is precisely where we want to be. We want to arrive at the place where we know that Jesus will stay with us, where we will Jesus Still Stays The Same - Irene Trapp - Love Me Forever perfectly healed by his loving presence for all eternity.
Coming before him this Christmas as his beloved children, we pray that God will give us the grace of final perseverance, making us fit to live in his loving presence forever. Be Near Me, Lord Jesus. Vincent Ferrer Bagan, O. View Larger Image.
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