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Baptism of Children

How large Thy Covenant of Grace

Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 How large Thy Covenant of Grace
to Abr'am and his Seed!
'I'll be a GOD to Thee and Those
'who form thy Loins proceed.'
JESUS the ancient Word confirms,
show'd wond'rous Tenderness;
He took young Children in his Arms,
and them did kindly bless.

2 Gentiles by Nature, we belong'd
to the wild Olive wood,
Grace took us from the barren Tree
and grafts us on the Good.
With the same Blessing Grace endows
the Gentile and the Jew;
That still if holy be the Root,
such are the Branches too.

3 The Words of Thy extensive Love
from Age to Age endure;
The ANGEL of the Cov'nant came,
and seal'd the Blessing sure;
O GOD! how constant are Thy Ways,
thy Love endures the same;
Thy Promise is to us and our's;
we mark them with Thy Name.

4 O dear REDEEMER! take them then,
and wash them in Thy Blood;
O pour Thy SPIRIT out on them,
and make them pure for GOD.
Then if they live, they'l serve thy Cause,
and Glory to Thee bring;
And when they die, to Heav'n they'l rise,
and endless Praises sing.
And endless Praises sing.

Source: The Psalms Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testament, faithfully translated into English Metre: being the New-England Psalm-Book, revised and improved... (2nd ed.) #XVI

Text Information

First Line: How large Thy Covenant of Grace
Title: Baptism of Children
Language: English
Publication Date: 1758
Copyright: Public Domain


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