A hymn written especially for the celebration of infant and adult baptisms. The family of faith and the family of the baptized give God thanks for this occasion. They recognize how sacred the event is and promise to be faithful in the new life promised by Christ. The tune echoes the sentiment of “Great is Your Faithfulness.”
Price: $5.00 (USD)Window: “Sign of Faith — Baptism” Faith UCC Bryan, TX Picture: Sammy and Freddy, one day old
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Biblical Sources: Lamentations 3:22-23; Ephesians 4:4-6; Romans 6:3-4; and Matthew 26:19
Tune Name: SF KNIKER
Alternate Tune: FAITHFULNESS
Meter: 22.214.171.124 with refrain
Hymn content: 3 verses and refrain
Hymn arrangement: SATB, organ or piano
Sample text: Verse 1 and refrain
Verse 1 (Joyous Households of Faith Gives Thanks)
Great is our joy today, O God, all knowing;
Receive our offering, a child now growing. [or “a saint still growing.’]
We hear Christ’s call — baptize all who seek His way.
Our sacred tasks — to teach, nurture, and pray.
Great is your love for us; great is your care for us
Sunshine and shadows hold blessings we need.
The peace You offer; the grace that saves us.
Great is Your love for us, mighty Your deeds!
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