S57. It is a very pleasant thing

1 It is a very pleasant thing
To follow Christ the Lord;
And thus obey our heav'nly King,
According to his word.

2 Down to the water side we go;
By Christ's example led;
Thus the same we come also,
As did our glorious head.

3 Saviour, we bless thy wond'rous name,
For thy example bright;
We love to imitate the same,
As thou dost us invite.

4 We are baptiz'd as Jesus was,
His easy yoke we bear;
And we are thus baptiz'd because
That we his subjects are.

5 Lord may we to they glory live,
Teach us thy heav'nly ways;
To us thy holy Spirit gives,
And we thy name will praise.

6 And we thy sacred name profess,
May we our moments spend
In ways of truth and righteousness,
Until our lives shall end.

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First Line: It is a very pleasant thing
Meter: C. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1816
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