937. God the Father, name we treasure

Author: Basil Bridge

God the father, name we treasure,
each new generation draws
from the past that you have given
for the future that is yours:
may these children, in your keeping,
love your ways, obey your laws.

2. Christ, the name that Christians carry;
Christ, who from the Father came,
calling us to share your sonship,
for these children grace we claim:
may they be your true disciples,
yours in deed as well as name.

3. Holy Spirit, from the Father
on the friends of Jesus poured:
may our children share those graces
promised to them in the word,
and their gifts find rich fulfilment,
dedicated to our Lord.

Scriptures: Joel 1:3, Acts 2:1-4, Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 4:10, Psalms 78:1-7, Ephesians 3:14-15, Acts 26:28, 1 Peter 4:16, Acts 11:26, 1 Samuel 1:20-28, Ephesians 6:1-4, 1 Samuel 2:26, 2 Timothy 1:5-6, 1 John 3:18

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