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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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 A. Ogden, 1841-1897 Born: Oc­to­ber 10, 1841, Frank­lin Coun­ty, Ohio. Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1897, To­le­do, Ohio. When Ogden was six years old, his fam­i­ly moved to In­di­a­na. He began stu­dy­ing mu­sic in lo­cal sing­ing schools at age 8, and could read church mu­sic fair­ly well by age 10. A lit­tle la­ter, he could write a mel­o­dy by hear­ing it sung or played. When he was 18, he be­came a chor­ist­er in his home church. At the out­break of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, Og­den en­list­ed in the 30th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fant­ry. Duri­ng the war he or­gan­ized a male choir, which be­came well known throug­hout the Ar­my of the Cum­ber­land. After the war, Og­den r… 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



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