Songs for Worship

Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.  Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.

Psalm 33:1-3 (NIV)

 

   

Baptized In His Name

 

Background

I wrote this song for the baptism of my daughter Danika and has been used at many baptisms since.

This song celebrates the gifts that God gives through water and the spirit, and contains the prayer of the church for God's ongoing blessing on the person baptized.  We move in the song from the name of Jesus placed on His little lamb, to the eternal celebration of the Church triumphant around the throne of the Lamb. 

 

Bible Verses

Matthew 28:18-20, John 3:3-7, Acts 22:16, Galatians 3:27

Themes

Assurance, Baptism, Church, Eternal Life, Forgiveness, Trinity

 

Lyrics

Verse 1
Jesus places his name upon you
And washes away all your sins
By water and Spirit He comes now to you
To make his dwelling within
You are his treasure, his child, his love
The Shepherd cares for his lamb
Safe in his arms, he will carry you
Saying "Where'er you may be, there I am."

Chorus 1
May the Lord bless you and give you his peace
Your sins he forgive and your faith he increase
In the name of the Father
In the name of the Son
In the name of the Spirit
The Holy Three in One
You are baptized in His name 

Verse 2
Claimed by the Father, clothed with the Son
Cleansed by the Spirit of love
The blessings of heaven are poured out on you
As your born again from above
Abraham, David, Rebekeh and Ruth
Moses and Mary and John
This is your family, the body of Christ
from today, all your life, ever on 

Ending
And as I look at your life ahead
One thing I pray, that everyday
By the Spirit, you'll be led
Until the day when He calls you home
to take your place 'round the throne

Chorus 1
For the Lord will bless you and give you his peace
Your sins he forgive and your faith he increase
In the name of the Father
In the name of the Son
In the name of the Spirit
The Holy Three in One
You are baptized in His name
You are baptized in His name

 

 

   

 

   

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New Baptism Song!

Check out this new song for a child's baptism:

 

"Let the Little Children Come"