Be Still, Remember – a Hymn for Reaffirming Baptismal Vows


Baptism by Fire by Nolan Lee

Every year, on the second Sunday in January, Christians all over the world read the story of Jesus’ baptism and reaffirm their baptismal vows. I pray this hymn text is helpful to you as you remember who you are in Christ. – Lisa <><

Be Still, Remember
a hymn for reaffirming
the baptismal covenant
Suggested Tune- ONE BREAD, ONE BODY (United Methodist Hymnal #620)

Be still, remember, who you are.
Come touch the water
of your birth.
Be dead to sin, alive to God.
Remember who you are in Jesus.

You are beloved.
You are an heir.
You are a child of God.

You are claimed.
You are marked.
You are named by God.

Chosen and blessed
Gifted by God
Witness through word and deed

© 2000 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
You are welcome to use this work in a worship setting with proper attribution.
by Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia (
Please leave a comment for information and permission to publish this work in any form. Lisa is especially interested in collaborating with someone to set this text to music.

8 thoughts on “Be Still, Remember – a Hymn for Reaffirming Baptismal Vows

  1. Powerful combination of lyrics and music. We used it as our departing hymn yesterday and WOW! Thank you for sharing your God-gift-creativity.

  2. Hello Ms. Degrenia,

    New Year’s Blessings to you and yours!!

    I love this inspired work of art!! It popped up on my Facebook feed this morning and it fits perfectly with my Sermon and Worship plans for January 8th. It’s also perfectly matched to my sermon series for the fist part of the year I’ve entitled “Beloved and Blessed”.

    With your permission I would be honored to include it in our worship at Whatcoat UMC in Camden Delaware.

    Please let me know if we need to take any additional action.

    Blessings on your Ministry,

    Pastor Dave

    • Greetings Pastor Dave, I’m sorry I’m unable to authorize the use of Baptism by Fire. It’s a wonderful work that belongs to its creator, Nolan Lee. Blessings to you and those you serve – Lisa <

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