Baptismal hymn. SATB arrangement.
"Covenant Child" is used in some churches whenever they have a baptism. It is included in the recording, "Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs Volume 1," a Sunday school project from Great Commission Publications.
"Covenant Child" is included in the 2011 hymnal of Methodists in the UK, "Singing the Faith." http://www.singingthefaithplus.org.uk/?page_id=9091
"Covenant Child" has been sung as a vocal solo (with various accompaniments), as a congregational hymn, by adult choirs and by children’s choirs (who sometimes do sign language as they sing). It has even been used in an adult Sunday school class to teach about baptism.
A Piano & Vocal arrangement is also available here on Score Exchange. http://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/123632.html
Feel free to use the transpose button if you’d like to print this out in a different key - e.g. for easier guitar chords. Lyrics:
Words and music by Mary Rose Jensen
Covenant child, water comes as a sign Of the washing and cleansing renewing your mind. Covenant child, you are claimed as God’s own. You are one of His people. His church is your home.
Covenant child, you are here by God’s grace, By the work of our Savior, Who died in your place. Covenant child, you are living in Christ. Buried with Him in suffering, with Him you will rise
Covenant child, we are praying for you. May you stay close to Jesus in all that you do. Covenant child, grow strong in the faith. Seek after God’s wisdom and walk in His way.
Words and music © 1991 (verse 2 © 1999) Garden Rose Music
Piano/Vocal arrangement © 2012 Garden Rose Music
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