Down to the sacred wave

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1 Down to the sacred wave
The Lord of Life was led;
And He who came our sould to save
In Jordan bowed His head.

2 He taught the solemn way;
He fixed the holy rite;
He bade His ransomed ones obey,
And keep the path of light.

3 Blest Saviour, we will tread
In Thy appointed way.
Let glory o'er these scenes be shed,
And smile on us today.

Source: Praise and Worship: hymnal #62

Author: Samuel Francis Smith

Smith, Samuel Francis, D.D., was born in Boston, U.S.A., Oct. 21, 1808, and graduated in arts at Harvard, and in theology at Andover. He entered the Baptist ministry in 1832, and became the same year editor of the Baptist Missionary Magazine. He also contributed to the Encyclopaedia Americana. From 1834 to 1842 he was pastor at Waterville, Maine, and Professor of Modern Languages in Waterville College. In 1842 he removed to Newton, Massachusetts, where he remained until 1854, when he became the editor of the publications of the Baptist Missionary Union. With Baron Stow he prepared the Baptist collection known as The Psalmist, published in 1843, to which he contributed several hymns. The Psalmist is the most creditable and influential of… Go to person page >

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First Line: Down to the sacred wave
Author: Samuel Francis Smith
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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