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Monday, May 21, 2012

A Hymn for Today : 'Baptism'

Here's my 'Hymn for Today' which I hope you like enough to use in your baptismal services.

Baptism   L.M.
TUNE: Melcombe
As to the Jordan  went our Lord,
So now we bring this child to you.
Baptise with water and with Word,
As you have bid us all to do.

This little child we now baptise,
As heir of our Redeemer’s grace;
A living symbol of our faith,
With water now a cross we trace.

On his behalf our promise make,
To lead him in the Christian way;
To watch and teach, and help him learn
To follow Jesus every day.

So now dear Lord, we hand him o’er,
Into Your pure and loving care;
To mould him in Your perfect way,
Him for Your Kingdom to prepare.
© 2006 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh 

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