The baptismal chant
The baptismal motto has its roots in the Protestant Church and is always a Bible verse. It is chosen by the parents and should express the love of God and his blessing.
In the Catholic Church, the baptismal motto is being adopted more and more. However, it does not necessarily have to be a wisdom from the Bible, one can also fall back on secular sayings.
Since there are different translations of the Bible, sometimes the sayings cannot be adopted analogously for the other denomination.
Protestant baptismal sayings
The baptism sayings are from the Bible and can be used at the baptism or for a congratulation.
Cast all your cares upon God; for God cares for you.
Look, what love the Father has shown us, that we should be called God's children - and we are!
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
For the Lord your God is a merciful God; he will not forsake you.
I lie down and sleep completely with peace; for you alone, Lord, help me to dwell safely.
Protect me like the apple of your eye, shield me under the shadow of your wings.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
Goodness and mercy will follow me all my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; of whom should I be afraid? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom should I be afraid?
For the word of the Lord is true, and what he promises he certainly keeps.
Lord, your goodness reaches as far as the sky, and your truth as far as the clouds go.
Let me dwell in your tent forever and have refuge under your wings.
God has commanded his angels to guard you in all your ways, to carry you on their hands.
Merciful and gracious is the Lord, patient and of great kindness.
The Lord keep you from all evil, he keep your soul.
From all sides you surround me and hold your hand over me.
I thank thee that I am wonderfully made; wonderful are thy works; this my soul knoweth.
For the Lord gives wisdom, and from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be sweet to your soul. Prudence shall preserve thee, and understanding shall keep thee.
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, that they may mount up with wings as eagles, that they may run and not faint, that they may walk and not be weary.
It is from God's goodness that we are still alive. His love is new every morning.
Speak one to another in truth and judge rightly; make peace in your gates, says God.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened; I will give you rest.
I am with you always, until the end of the world.
Serve one another, each with the gift he has received, as the good stewards of God's many graces.
Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.
Jesus Christ says: I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never hunger, and he who believes in me will never thirst.
I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.
Christ says: I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me shall live!
God is love; and he who abides in love abides in God and God in him.
But we know that all things are for the best to those who love God.
If you believe from your heart, you will be justified.
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
He who sows in blessing will also reap in blessing.
Live as children of light; the fruit of light is pure goodness and righteousness and truth.
Be so minded among yourselves, as is also according to the fellowship in Christ Jesus.
I pray that your love may be ever richer in knowledge and all experience.
The Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and keep you from evil.
God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, love and prudence.
Catholic baptism sayings
These Bible verses are suitable for the baptism celebration or for a congratulation.
Whoever can be as small as this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives such a child for my sake, I receive him.
Let the children come to me; do not hinder them! For the kingdom of heaven belongs to people like them.
Be sure: I am with you all days until the end of the world.
And he took the children in his arms; then he laid his hands on them and blessed them.
Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will help you, yes, I will make you strong.
The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord turn his face toward you and grant you salvation.
He will not let your foot falter; he who keeps you will not sleep.
The Lord is my shepherd, nothing will fail me.
You show me the path to life.
Lord, let all who rely on you rejoice.
The Lord is my light and my salvation. Of whom should I be afraid? The Lord is the strength of my life. Who should I be afraid of?
The Lord is merciful and gracious, longsuffering and rich in kindness.
The Lord keep you from all evil, he keep your life.
Your word is like a light in the night that illuminates my path.
For he commands his angels to keep you in all your ways.
Then when you call out, the Lord will answer you, and when you cry out for help, he will say, Here I am.
... because I want to give you a future and hope.
See how great is the love that the Father has given us: We are called children of God and we are.
Blessed are those who love you, they will rejoice in the peace you give.
Cast all your care upon him, for he cares for you.
For the Lord is full of mercy and compassion.
We know that God brings all things to good in those who love Him.
Baptism sayings that are not from the Bible
Here you will find a selection of sayings, quotes and wisdom. These baptismal sayings can be used only at the Catholic baptism celebration.
In any case, they frame the congratulations in a baptism card.
It becomes bright because you are there.
Many small people in many small places, taking many small steps, can change the face of the world.
Children are a bridge to heaven.
Children are wings of man.
A child is a book from which we can read and in which we can write.
You have to bow down to God because He is so great, to the child because he is so small!
Where there are children, there is a golden age.
God knows what He is going to do with me. I don't need to worry about that.
God does not ask anything of a person without at the same time giving him the strength to do so.
May God go before you on the path you have before you. That is my wish for your life's journey.
Every child brings the message that God has not yet lost the desire for man.
There is no way to peace - peace is the way.
Love alone understands the secret of giving to others while becoming rich itself.
Listen to God in His commandments so that He will listen to you in your prayers.
God loves each one of us as if there were no one but us to whom He could give His love.
In every child there is a smile of God and a deep meaning hidden.
Congratulations and poem for baptism
The baptismal sayings you can use in addition to the baptism ceremony for a beautiful greeting card or christening card. The wishes for the babies are wonderfully framed with the sayings and the congratulations will be something very individual.
In addition to the baptismal sayings can also be used baptismal poems for the Gratulations. Especially the godparents should bring personal wishes, a saying or poem is very helpful here.