1 With solemn joy we come, dear Lord,
To make our vows this day;
We find in thee our hope, our life,
Thou art the living way.
2 In childhood's pure and blessed morn
Thy gift was shed from heaven,
When at the sacred font of life
Our souls to thee were given.
3 And through the years thy wondrous grace
Has followed all the way;
Thy love has never let us go,
Though we are prone to stray. A-men.
4 Forgive, dear Lord, each fault and stain,
And cleanse our hearts from sin;
Help us to walk in humble faith,
And keep us pure within.
5 O blessèd Saviour, thine we are,
Thy Name we would confess;
Thy Spirit pour into our hearts,
Our youthful lives to bless.
6 O keep us faithful, keep us true,
And seal us for thine own,
That we may stand at last with joy
Before thy great white throne.
Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #291