590. 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 saints, Your chosen host.
Buried with Christ and dead to sin,
Your Spirit now shall live within.

2 My loving Father, here You take me
To be henceforth Your child and heir.
My faithful Savior, here You make me
The fruit of all Your sorrows share.
O Holy Spirit, comfort me
When threat'ning clouds around I see.

3 My faithful God, You fail me never;
Your promise surely will endure.
O cast me not away forever
If words and deeds become impure.
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.
Let me confess my faith sincerely;
Help me Your faithful 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, 1827-78
Author: Johann Jacob Rambach, 1693-1735
Meter: 98 98 88
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Tune Information
Composer: Cornelius Heinrich Dretzel, 1697-1775
Meter: 98 98 88
Key: F Major
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)

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