Baptismal Waters Cover Me

Representative Text

1 Baptismal waters cover me
as I approach on bended knee;
my Father’s mercy here I plead,
for grievous sins of thought and deed.

2 I look to Christ upon the tree,
his body broken there for me;
I lay before him all my sin,
my darkest secrets from within.

3 Lord, may your wounded hand impart
your healing to my broken heart;
your love alone can form in me
a heart that serves you joyfully.

4 From your own mouth comes forth a word;
your Shepherd speaks, but you are heard;
through him your hand now stretches out,
forgiving sin, destroying doubt.

5 Baptismal waters cover me;
Christ’s wounded hand has set me free.
Held in my Father’s strong embrace,
with joy I praise him for his grace.

Source: Christian Worship (2021): Hymnal #657

Author: Kurt E. Reinhardt

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First Line: Baptismal waters cover me
Title: Baptismal Waters Cover Me
Author: Kurt E. Reinhardt
Language: English
Copyright: © 2003 Kurt E. Reinhardt



Various forms of GOTTLOB are found in a number of collections of old German melodies. One form of the tune appeared in Johann G. Wagner's Sammlung alter und neuer (1742) with the burial hymn "Gottlob, es geht nunmehr zum Ende" ("Thanks Be to God; My End Is Near Me"). Although only the first line of…

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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Christian Worship (2008) #739


Christian Worship (2021) #657

Lutheran Service Book #616

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