For Cody Norton
Sanctify us, holy Father
In the truth – Your Word is truth;
Holiness is in no other,
It must come from Your own mouth.
Only Christ, your Word from heaven
Gives to us Your love and name,
Frees us from all sin and shame;
In our baptism we were given
All that He has done and said –
With His flesh and blood we’re fed.
Sanctify us, Christ, our Savior,
You are all our holiness;
You, despite our bad behavior
Clothe us with your righteousness.
From your wounds the truth is flowing,
We the branches, You the vine,
Our own brother and divine,
By Your own example showing
How You work in us to love,
Children born from God above.
Sanctify us, Holy Spirit,
You give us true holiness,
Pardon in our Savior’s merit,
Mercy when our souls transgress.
Speak the Word to make us lowly,
Speak the Word to make alive,
Let Your truth our hearts revive;
Give us Christ to make us holy,
Show us God the Father’s grace
In His Son, our Savior’s face.