Nursery Rhymes

This Child we Dedicate to Thee

This Child we Dedicate to Thee Lyrics and Music

The illuminating words and lyrics of the illustrious hymn begin with "This child we dedicate to Thee, O God of grace and purity" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "This Child we Dedicate to Thee " hymn were written by its German author Christoph Friedrich Neander. The author of the hymn, Christoph Friedrich Neander, was born on December 28, 1723 and died on July 9, 1802. The invigorating music that accompanies the "This Child we Dedicate to Thee " song of praise was composed by Henry Percy Smith The composer of the music to the "This Child we Dedicate to Thee " hymn, Henry Percy Smith, was born on December 1825 and died on January 28, 1898. We have placed "This Child we Dedicate to Thee " in the category of Baptism & Christening Songs. Enjoy the encouraging lyrics of this popular Christian song and traditional church hymn.

This Child we Dedicate to Thee Hymn
Title: This Child we Dedicate to Thee *** Name of Composer: Henry Percy Smith *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Christoph Friedrich Neander *** Hymns Category: Baptism & Christening Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the elevating words of the "This Child we Dedicate to Thee " lyrics, Christoph Friedrich Neander (December 28, 1723-July 9, 1802), was born in Eckau, Kurland, Germany and achieved fame as a Hymn writer.

This Child we Dedicate to Thee Lyrics

This child we dedicate to Thee,
O God of grace and purity!
Shield it from sin and threatening wrong,
And let Thy love its life prolong.

O may Thy Spirit gently draw
Its willing soul to keep Thy law;
May virtue, piety, and truth,
Dawn even with its dawning youth!

We, too, before Thy gracious sight
Once shared the blest baptismal rite,
And would renew its solemn vow,
With love, and thanks, and praises now.

Grant that, with true and faithful heart,
We still may act the Christian's part,
Cheered by each promise Thou hast giv'n,
And laboring for the prize in Heav'n.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "This Child we Dedicate to Thee ", Henry Percy Smith (December 1825-January 28, 1898), was born in Malta and became famous as a Canon of the cathedral at Gibraltar, composer and musician.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: This Child we Dedicate to Thee
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Christoph Friedrich Neander (December 28, 1723 to July 9, 1802)
Nationality of Author: German

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: Samuel Gilman who translated the words from French to English in 1823

Name of Composer of Music: Henry Percy Smith (December 1825 to January 28, 1898)
Hymn Category: Baptism & Christening Songs
First Line of Hymn: "This child we dedicate to Thee, O God of grace and purity"
First Publication Date: 1793

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