|1||When, brought by sponsors to the Font,
My Christian name was given,
A member I was made of Christ,
God’s child, and heir of heaven.
|2||Three things my sponsors, standing by,
Did promise then for me:–
From Satan’s works, from worldly pomps,
And sinful lusts to flee;
|3||The Christian Creed, the one true Faith,
To hold forever fast;
And God’s Commandments to obey,
As long as life shall last.
|4||This is the Christian covenant,
The bond ’twixt God and man,
Which I must ever strive to keep,
As by God’s help I can.
|5||I thank my God, and meekly pray,
That through my Savior dear,
I may in His salvation’s path
Have grace to persevere.