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59. Baptized into Thy Name Most Holy

1 Baptized into Thy Name most holy,
O Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
I claim a place, though weak and lowly,
Among Thy seed and chosen host;
Buried with Christ, and dead to sin,
Thy Spirit now shall live within.

2 My loving Father, Thou dost take me
To be henceforth Thy child and heir;
My faithful Saviour, Thou dost make me
The fruit of all Thy sorrows share,
Thou, Holy Ghost, wilt comfort me,
When darkest clouds around I see.

3 And I have vowed to fear and love Thee,
And to obey Thee, Lord, alone;
I felt Thy Holy Spirit move me,
And freely pledged myself Thine own,
Renouncing sin to keep the faith,
And war with evil unto death.

4 My faithful God, Thou failest never,
Thy covenant will e'er abide;
O cast me not away forever,
Should I transgress it on my side;
If I have sore my soul defiled,
Yet still forgive, restore thy child.

5 Yea, all I am, and love most dearly,--
To Thee anew I give the whole;
O let me make my vows sincerely,
Take full possession of my soul,
Let naught within me, naught I own,
Serve any will but Thine alone.

6 And never let my purpose falter,
O Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
But keep me faithful to Thine altar,
Till Thou shalt call me from my post;
To Thee I thus will live and die,
And praise Thee evermore on high.


Text Information
First Line: Baptized into Thy Name most holy
Title: Baptized into Thy Name Most Holy
Author: Johann Jacob Rambach (1734)
Translator: Miss Catherine Winkworth
Meter: 9 8, 9 8, 8 8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1937
Topic: Church Year: Sunday after New Year; Sunday after New Year; Baptism (3 more...)
Notes: For other hymns suitable for this Sunday see Baptism and Trinity.
Tune Information
Meter: 9 8, 9 8, 8 8.
Key: C Major
Source: Bronner's Choral-Buch, 1715.

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