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Baptize us anew with fire from on high

Baptize us anew with fire from on high

Author: W. A. Ogden
Tune: [Baptize us anew]
Published in 18 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Baptize us anew
With pow'r from on high,
With love, O refresh us!
Dear Saviour, draw nigh.

We humbly beseech thee, Lord, Jesus, we pray,
With love and the Spirit baptize us to-day.

2 Unworthy we cry,
Unholy, unclean,
O wash us and cleanse us
From sin's guilty stain. [Chorus]

3 O heavenly dove,
Descend from on high!
We plead thy rich blessing;
In mercy draw nigh. [Chorus]

4 O list the glad voice!
From heaven it came:
Thou art my beloved,
Well pleased I am.

We praise thee, we bless the, dear Lamb that was slain
We land and adore thee, Amen and Amen.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #134

Author: W. A. Ogden

William Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Baptize us anew with fire from on high
Author: W. A. Ogden
Refrain First Line: We humbly beseech thee
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #370
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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #258


Small Church Music #2443


The Cyber Hymnal #370

Include 15 pre-1979 instances
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