Christ, when for us you were baptised
Christ, when for us you were baptized
God’s Spirit on you came,
As peaceful as a dove, and yet
As urgent as a flame.
God called you his belovèd Son,
Called you his Servant too;
His kingdom you were called to preach,
His holy will to do.
Straightway and steadfast until death
You then obeyed his call,
Freely as Son of Man to serve,
And give your life for all.
Baptize us with your Spirit, Lord,
Your cross on us be signed,
That likewise in God’s service we
May perfect freedom find.