Buried in baptism with our Lord

Buried in baptism with our Lord

Author: Joseph Hart (1762)
Tune: WARD (Scottish)
Published in 22 hymnals

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1 Buried in Baptism with our Lord,
We rise with him, to Life restor'd:
Not the bare Life in Adam lost,
But richer far; for more it cost.

2 Water can cleanse the Flesh we own;
But Christ well knows, and Christ alone,
How dear to him our Cleansing stood,
Baptiz'd with Fire, and bath'd in Blood.

3 HIS was a Baptism deep indeed,
O'er Feet and Body, Hands and Head,
He in his Body purg'd our Sin:
A little Water makes us clean.

4 Not but we taste his bitter Cup;
But only he would drink it up,
To burn for us was his Desire:
And he baptizes us with Fire.

5 This Fire will not consume but melt,
How soft compar'd with that he felt!
Thus cleans'd from Filth, and purg'd from Dross,
Baptized Christian, bear the Cross.

Source: The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (1st Ed.) #XXXVI

Author: Joseph Hart

Hart, Joseph, was born in London in 1712. His early life is involved in obscurity. His education was fairly good; and from the testimony of his brother-in-law, and successor in the ministry in Jewin Street, the Rev. John Hughes, "his civil calling was" for some time "that of a teacher of the learned languages." His early life, according to his own Experience which he prefaced to his Hymns, was a curious mixture of loose conduct, serious conviction of sin, and endeavours after amendment of life, and not until Whitsuntide, 1757, did he realize a permanent change, which was brought about mainly through his attending divine service at the Moravian Chapel, in Fetter Lane, London, and hearing a sermon on Rev. iii. 10. During the next two years ma… Go to person page >


Buried in baptism with our Lord. [Holy Baptism.] Two centos beginning with this first line are in common use. They are:—
1. Hymn No. 942 in the Moravian Liturgy and Hymns, 1849, in 2 stanzas of 4 lines, of which stanza i. is from J. Hart's Supplemental Hymns, &c., 1762, No. 76, stanza i; and stanza ii. is from the Moravian Hymn Book, 1789, No. 544.
2. In the American Service of Song for Baptist Churches, Boston, 1871, No. 831 is thus composed:—-stanzas i., ii. from Hart's hymn as above: stanza iii., the second stanza of the Moravian cento, slightly altered.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Hymns of the Christian Life #421


Small Church Music #5835

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #230

Include 19 pre-1979 instances
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