My Child
Artist: John David Coupland
My child you have come here
to answer my call
I cast my nets far
to catch you in my haul.
Now you stand before me
and so shall I tell,
All you must go through
between Heaven and Hell.

At first you'll grow quickly
so brave and so strong,
My Spirit within you,
you'll never go wrong.
My Word will be honey
and blessing to you,
And Jesus will be there
in all that you do.

From pupil to teacher
you'll send forth my Word,
The seedling shall grow
to a shelter for birds,
The birds they will carry
the seed of my Word,
On far coasts and islands
my voice will be heard.

But the forces of Hell
shall beset you around,
The mocker, the tempter,
the old middle ground,
And when in the darkness
you stand there alone,
Remember the one
who is still on the throne.

I'll arm you for battle,
I'll give you my sword,
My shield and my armour
and Jesus own blood,
And if you train hard
and remain true to me,
Then you too will share
in my Son's victory.