741. C. M. Watts. Early Piety.
1 When children give their hearts to God,
'Tis pleasing in his eyes;
A flower, when offered in the bud,
Is no vain sacrifice.
2 It saves us from a thousand snares
To mind religion young;
Grace will preserve our following years,
And make our virtues strong.
3 To thee, Almighty God, to thee
May we our hearts resign;
'Twill please us to look back and see,
That our whole lives were thine.