I am baptized into thy name

Representative Text

1 I am baptized into Thy name,
O Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
Among Thy seed a place I claim,
Among Thy consecrated host;
Buried with Christ and dead to sin,
Thy Spirit now shall live within.

2 My loving Father, here dost Thou
Proclaim me as Thy child and heir;
Thou, faithful Saviour, bidd'st me now
the fruit of all Thy sorrows share;
Thou, Holy Ghost, wilt comfort me
When darkest clouds around I see.

3 I bring Thee here, my God, anew,
Of all I am or have the whole;
Quicken my life, and make me true,
Take full possession of my soul,
Let naught within me, naught I own,
Serve any will but Thine alone.

4 And never let me waver more,
O Father, Son, and Holy Ghost;
Till at Thy will this life is o'er,
Still keep me in Thy faithful host,
So unto Thee I live and die,
And praise Thee evermore on high.


Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #320

Author: Johann J. Rambach

Rambach, Johann Jakob, D.D., son of Hans Jakob Rambach, cabinet maker at Halle on the Saale, was born at Halle, Feb. 24, 1693. In 1706 he left school and entered his father's workshop, but, in the autumn of 1707, he dislocated his ankle. During his illness he turned again to his schoolbooks; the desire for learning reawoke; and on his recovery, early in 1708, he entered the Latin school of the Orphanage at Halle (Glaucha). On Oct. 27, 1712, he matriculated at the University of Halle as a student of medicine, but soon turned his attention to theology. He became specially interested in the study of the Old Testament under J. H. Michaelis. In May 1715 he became one of Michaelis's assistants in preparing his edition of the Hebrew Bible, for whi… Go to person page >

Paraphraser: Catherine Winkworth

Catherine Winkworth (b. Holborn, London, England, 1827; d. Monnetier, Savoy, France, 1878) is well known for her English translations of German hymns; her translations were polished and yet remained close to the original. Educated initially by her mother, she lived with relatives in Dresden, Germany, in 1845, where she acquired her knowledge of German and interest in German hymnody. After residing near Manchester until 1862, she moved to Clifton, near Bristol. A pioneer in promoting women's rights, Winkworth put much of her energy into the encouragement of higher education for women. She translated a large number of German hymn texts from hymnals owned by a friend, Baron Bunsen. Though often altered, these translations continue to be used i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am baptized into thy name
Author: Johann J. Rambach
Paraphraser: Catherine Winkworth
Copyright: Public Domain



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