1 Buried in Baptism with our Lord,
We rise with him, to Life restor'd:
Not the bare Life in Adam lost,
But richer far; for more it cost.
2 Water can cleanse the Flesh we own;
But Christ well knows, and Christ alone,
How dear to him our Cleansing stood,
Baptiz'd with Fire, and bath'd in Blood.
3 HIS was a Baptism deep indeed,
O'er Feet and Body, Hands and Head,
He in his Body purg'd our Sin:
A little Water makes us clean.
4 Not but we taste his bitter Cup;
But only he would drink it up,
To burn for us was his Desire:
And he baptizes us with Fire.
5 This Fire will not consume but melt,
How soft compar'd with that he felt!
Thus cleans'd from Filth, and purg'd from Dross,
Baptized Christian, bear the Cross.
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