1a O God, you called me by my name
when I had still no say;
today you call me to confirm
the vows my parents made.
1b God, when I came into this life
you called me by my name;
today I come, commit myself,
responding to your claim.
You give me freedom to believe;
today I make my choice
and to the worship of the Church
I add my learning voice.
Within the circle of the faith,
as member of your cast,
I take my place with all the saints
of future, present, past.
In all the tensions of my life,
between my faith and doubt,
let your great Spirit give me hope,
sustain me, lead me out.
So help me in my unbelief
and let my life be true:
feet firmly planted on the earth,
my sights set high on you.
(Verse 1b is offered as an alternative where a person has not been baptized in infancy.)