Emily' Song
Written for the christening of Emily Hopper

Emily, sweet Emily, your eyes shine bright and clear,
Emily, sweet Emily, sleep sound and have no fear.
Who knows what the future will bring
as the years go by
there'll be times when you'll laugh and you'll sing,
there'll be times you cry
But Emily, sweet Emily, sleep sound and have no fear,
Emily, sweet Emily, we care for you and we're here.

Emily, sweet Emily, lying in your father's arms
Emily, sweet Emily, he'll keep you free from harm
Who knows what the future will bring
as the years go by
there'll be times when you'll laugh and you'll sing,
there'll be times you cry
But Emily, sweet Emily, sleep sound and have no fear,
Emily, sweet Emily, we care for you and we're here.

George's Song
Written for the christening of George Hopper

George, the world is waiting for you.
George, it's all exciting and new
there's so much there to learn
as you watch the seasons turn,
So go follow the rainbow to its end
learn how to have and be a friend
the world is waiting for you.

Lift your head to the sun,
Keep your feet on the ground,
Let there be joy in your heart,
and love all around.

George, we'll always care for you,
George, now and your whole life through
In sunny days and clouds,
In lonely ways and crowds
And George, as you grow up through the years
there will be laughter there'll be tears,
We'l always care for you.

Lift your head to the sun,
Keep your feet on the ground,
Let there be joy in your heart,
and love all around.
So go follow the rainbow to its end
learn how to have and be a friend
the world is waiting for you.

John's Song
Song for the Christening of John Richard Kirby

Today we bring before you, Jesus,
This child you've given to our care.
Help him to grow in love towards you.
Help him to know that you are there.
Give him the strength to face the trials of the years.
Travel with him as he meets his doubts and fears.
Share in his laughter and wipe away his tears,
Lord, be with him and in him from today.

Today we bring before you, Jesus,
The task you've given us, to care.
Help us to show your love towards him.
Help us to show that you are there.
Give us the strength to face the trials of the years.
Travel with us as we meet our doubts and fears.
Share in our laughter and wipe away our tears,
Lord, be with us and in us from today.

Today we bring before you, Jesus,
This child you've given to our care.
Help him to grow in love towards you.
Help him to know that you are there.

(adapted for Tracey and David Baconís adopted sons)
Song for the Christening of Jamie and Andrew.

Today we bring before you, Jesus,
These children given to our care.
Help them to grow in love towards you.
Help them to know that you are there.
Give them the strength to face the trials of the years.
Travel with them as they meet their doubts and fears.
Share in their laughter and wipe away their tears,
Lord, be with them and in them from today.

Today we bring before you, Jesus,
The task you've given us, to care.
Help us to show your love towards them.
Help us to show that you are there.
Give us the strength to face the trials of the years.
Travel with us as we meet our doubts and fears.
Share in our laughter and wipe away our tears,
Lord, be with us and in us from today.

Today we bring before you, Jesus,
These children given to our care.
Help them to grow in love towards you.
Help them to know that you are there.