CXXI. Before Baptism

1 If glorious Angels do rejoice
When Sinners turn to God,
Let us unite with chearful Voice
To spread his Praise abroad.

2 When Jesus unto Jordan came,
And was baptiz'd of John,
A Voice from Heaven did proclaim
'Tis my beloved Son.

3 His Ministers he sent about
To preach the Word of Grace,
And to baptize the World throughout,
Who should his Truth embrace.

4 Lord we have here before your Eyes,
Some that have set their Hands
To serve thee, and to be baptiz'd
As thou didst give Command.

5 Glory to God who reigns above,
For his abounding Grace,
In this the Token of his Love
To us a guilty Race.

6 Let us employ our Tongues to sing
The Praises of the Lord,
For calling Sinners home to him
By his all-powerful Word.

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First Line: If glorious Angels do rejoice
Title: Before Baptism
Language: English
Publication Date: 1791
Topic: Baptism
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