Number: 498
Title: Child of Blessing, Child of Promise
Composer: Vicar Earle Copes, 1959
Author: Ronald S. Cole-Turner, 1980
Theme: Sacraments and Ordinances

1.  Child of blessing, child of promise,
    Baptized with the Spirit's sign, 
    With this water God has sealed you
    Unto love and grace divine.

2.  Child of love, our love's expression,
    Love's creation, loved indeed!
    Fresh from God, refresh our spirits,
    Into joy and laughter lead.

3.  Child of joy, our dearest treasure,
    God's you are, from God you came.
    Back to God we humbly give you:
    Live as one who bears Christ's name.

4.  Child of God, your loving Parent,
    Learn to listen for God's call.
    Grow to laugh and sing and worship,
    Trust and love God more than all.