Penned upon the birth of our first grandchild.

Dearest Child ©


You’ve come at last, we heard you cry

To bless the lives of those drawn nigh

Your mother smiles, your father too

For joy you bring, the joy that’s you


Your trusting eyes look up and see

The faces round filled full of glee

That you have come to be a child

A gift from God, so meek and mild


You’re wondrous knit by God above

Knit in His image, with His love

Ten tiny fingers, tiny toes

A loving heart the Spirit knows


We pledge our faith and love to you

To God above that we’ll be true

To teach you of His awesome Son

His love and vic’try for us won


We’ve much to do to see you through

To teach you all that you should do

To keep God’s Word within your heart

Find wisdom there to live your part


To teach you of His saving grace

Equip you for this earthly place

To pray to Him and know He’s there

Throughout your life all things to bear


We’re here, dear love, to share your birth

God’s wondrous gift of precious worth

He loves you child and this you’ll know

Because the Bible tells you so