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God Lives in Me - Baptismal Song

This children's song about baptism was written in the late 1950s / early 1960s by American Roman Catholic World War II veteran and singer-songwriter John Redmond (1906–1982).

It was first released on an album produced by the Religious Music Guild, Seven Songs of the Seven Sacraments (ref).

More recently it has been used in a religious education programme in Asia, and also inlcuded in Catholic Songs for Catholic Children, released by St Augustine Press (ref) - thi sis the only known source of sheet music for it.

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God lives in me
and may He there abide.
I've renounced the devil,
and Jesus is my guide.

God lives in me,
cause I've been baptised
in the name of the Father
and of the Son
and Of the Holy Spirit.

When on my head
baptismal waters poured
I became a child Of God
and brother of my Lord.

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  1. Yes. It’s on a cd called Catholic songs for children by st Augustine academy press.

    1. Thanks Louise, that was a great lead. I've purchased the book accompanying that CD, and learned that John Redmond also wrote another very popular song about the 12 disciples, that I haven't been able to find information about before.