761. We Bless the Name of Christ the Lord

1 We bless the name of Christ the Lord,
we bless him for his holy Word,
who loved to do his Father’s will,
and all his righteousness fulfill.

2 We follow him with pure delight
to sanctify his sacred rite,
and thus our faith with water seal,
to prove obedience that we feel.

3 Baptized in God the Father, Son,
and Holy Spirit—-Three-in-One,
with conscience free, we rest in God,
in love and peace through Jesus’ blood.

4 By grace we “Abba, Father” cry;
by grace the Comforter comes nigh;
and for thy grace our love shall be
forever, only, Lord, for thee.

Text Information
First Line: We bless the name of Christ the Lord
Title: We Bless the Name of Christ the Lord
Author: Samuel F. Coffman (1926)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Acts 2:41; Matthew 3:15; Matthew 28:19-20
Topic: The Church: Baptism, Child Dedication; Jesus Christ: Baptism
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: CANONBURY
Composer: Robert A. Schumann (1839)
Meter: L.M.
Key: G Major



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