With love the birds prepare a nest,
Their family's new place,
And expectation fills their hearts
To bless their special space.
A child is born from love and joy
With God to watch and care.
Our families, like woven nests
Connect to pray and share.
Today we come with warm embrace
To share the faith we live,
Our gifts of heritage and joy
We're here, with love, to give.
We come with water, sign of life
That Jesus came to bring-
And oil of blessing calls us on
To pray, to praise, and sing!
The water falls on birds and trees
A blessing sign of grace -
Baptising water urges us
To call this church our place!
I olden days God blessed the oil
That burned a whole week through,
Christ's feet, anointed with great love
Lead us on pathways new!
The vows we make with God to guide
Will make our fam'lies strong!
Through prayer and joy, through tears and hope
God joins our journey long.
We praise the God creating still,
We praise God's Saviour Son!
We praise the Spirit's blessing flight
Like birds on wings of song!