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415. 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:
your Spirit e'er shall live within.

2 My loving Father, me you've taken
fore'er to be your child and heir;
my faithful Savior, me you've given
your righteous, holy life to share;
O Holy Spirit, you will be a comfort,
guide, and help to me.

3 And I have vowed to fear and love you,
and to obey you, Lord, alone;
because the Holy Spirit moved me
I dared to pledge myself your own,
renouncing sin to keep the faith,
and war with evil unto death.

4 My faithful God, your Word fails never,
your cov'nant surely will abide;
oh, cast me not away forever,
should I transgress it on my side!
Though I have oft my soul defiled,
in love forgive, restore your child.

5 Yes, all I am and love most dearly
I offer now, O Lord, to you.
Oh, let me make my vows sincerely,
and what I say, help me to do.
Let naught within me, naught I own,
serve any will but yours alone.

6 And never let my purpose falter,
O Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
but keep me faithful to your altar,
till you shall call me from my post.
So unto you I live and die,
and praise you evermore on high.

Text Information
First Line: Baptized into your name most holy
Title: Baptized into Your Name Most Holy
Author: Johann J. Rambach (1723)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: The Church: Baptism; Covenant of Grace; Union with Christ (1 more...)
Source: Rev. in Lutheran Book of Worship, 1978; alt. 1990
Tune Information
Composer: Georg Neumark (1657)
Key: g minor

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