Baptized into our Savior's death

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1 Baptized into our Saviour's death,
Our souls to sin must die;
With Christ, our Lord, we live anew,
With Christ ascend on high.

2 There by his Father's side He sits
Enthroned, divinely fair;
Yet owns Himself our Brother still,
And our forerunner there.

3 Rise from these earthly trifles, rise
On wings of faith and love;
Above, our choicest treasure lies,
And be our hearts above.

4 Let not earth's pleasures draw us down;
Lord, give us strength to rise,
And through Thy strong, attractive power,
At last to gain the prize.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #285

Author: Philip Doddridge

Philip Doddridge (b. London, England, 1702; d. Lisbon, Portugal, 1751) belonged to the Non-conformist Church (not associated with the Church of England). Its members were frequently the focus of discrimination. Offered an education by a rich patron to prepare him for ordination in the Church of England, Doddridge chose instead to remain in the Non-conformist Church. For twenty years he pastored a poor parish in Northampton, where he opened an academy for training Non-conformist ministers and taught most of the subjects himself. Doddridge suffered from tuberculosis, and when Lady Huntington, one of his patrons, offered to finance a trip to Lisbon for his health, he is reputed to have said, "I can as well go to heaven from Lisbon as from Nort… Go to person page >

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Tune

EVAN (Havergal)

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list.

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NEWELL (Bradbury)


GERICHT

M.M. 52

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Church Hymnal, Mennonite #321

Include 54 pre-1979 instances
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