324. 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 threatening clouds around I see.

3 My faithful God, you never fail me;
your covenant 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 God, 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
Author: Johann J. Rambach (1734)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ;
Topic: Consecration; Discipleship; Holy Baptism (4 more...)
Tune Information
Key: E Major
Source: Johann B. König Harmonischer Liederschatz, 1738

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