192. Baptized into Your Name Most Holy

1 Baptized into your name most holy,
O Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
I claim a place, though weak and lowly,
Among Your seed, your chosen host.
Buried with Christ and dead to sin,
I have your Spirit now within.

2 My loving Father, here you take me
Henceforth to be your child and heir;
My faithful Savior, here you make me
The fruit of all your sorrows share;
O Holy Ghost, you comfort me
Though threat'ning clouds around I see.

3 O faithful God, you never fail me:
Your cov'nant surely will abide.
Let not eternal death assail me
Should I transgress it on my side!
Have mercy when I come defiled;
Forgive, lift up, restore your child.

4 All that I am and love most dearly,
Receive it all, O Lord, from me.
Oh, let me make my vows sincerely,
And help me your own child to be!
Let nothing that I am or own
Serve any will but yours alone.

Text Information
First Line: Baptized into your name most holy
Title: Baptized into Your Name Most Holy
Original Language: German
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878 (alt.)
Author: Johann J. Rambach, 1693-1735
Meter: 98 98 88
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Holy Baptism; Affirmation of Baptism; Beginning of Service
Tune Information
Composer: Kornelius Heinrich Dretzel, 1705-1773
Meter: 98 98 88
Key: F Major

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