Little one, born to bring us such love,
little one, wrapped around by our prayer,
given and taken,
lighting our life,
now we return you into God’s care.
Hold us, dear God, as this child is held
close to your heart, to comfort our pain;
we too are children,
children of time,
needing to turn and trust you again.
Cancel our anger, temper our tears,
banish the blame we keep to our cost,
tell us the words we long to believe:
never a child of yours will be lost.
Holy and tender Spirit of God,
you do not leave us struggling alone;
sleeping or waking,
bless us with peace,
take him/her, enfold him/her:
s/he is your own.
“Little One, Born to Bring Us Such Love” Words: Shirley Erena Murray © 1999 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. (ASCAP) All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Music Copyright © 2009 GIA Publications, Inc.