As You Are Baptized (to be given with a hanky)
By Kathy Carrico Himle
You have chosen to be baptized
To start your life anew,
Following in Christ’s footsteps
For you know the Gospel*s true,
When our lives are clean and spotless,
The Holy Ghost can guide;
A companion and a prompter
He*ll stay always at your side.
For your reflections of today,
I give a gift to you
Symbolic of these sacred vows,
and of the Gospel true.
So clean and white, this hanky-
Like you’ve become today;
When you vowed to follow Jesus
and your sins were washed away.
To follow in Christ’s footsteps
The commandments to obey,
To remember His atonement
and for repentance, pray.
Remember God is near you
His love for you is great
Stay near the Straight and Narrow Path
Where lasting blessing wait.