On Baptism

Before the world I now will own

Author: Anna Beeman
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 Before the world I now will own,
My blessed Lord and king,
Go down the banks as he hath done,
And be baptis'd like him.

2 I from the water wish to rise,
And look to him above;
Receive a blessing from the skies,
The blessing of his love.

3 Then we will join our notes to sing,
The wonders he hath done;
Jesus our sov'reign Lord and king,
Was once baptis'd by John.

4 And if we will believe hs word,
And be baptis'd like him,
The blood of our ascended Lord,
Will save our souls from sin.

5 Hosanna to his blessed name,
Come spread the echo round,
To endless years he is the same,
With joy repeat the sound.

6 We wish to join the blessed throng
That sings around the throne,
Begin the new and living song,
Grace, grace and grace alone.

Source: Hymns on Various Subjects #10

Author: Anna Beeman

Anna Keeney Beeman born in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut. She was the among the first female Baptist hymn writers in America. She believed strongly in baptism by immersion. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Children and Grandchildren of Thomas Beeman" (on RootsWeb, accessed 11/8/2020) and I Will Sing the Wondrous Story: a history of Baptist hymnody in North America by David W. Music and Paul Akers Richardson (Mercer University Press, Macon, GA: 2008) Go to person page >

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First Line: Before the world I now will own
Title: On Baptism
Author: Anna Beeman
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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Hymns on Various Subjects #10

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