I am baptized into thy name

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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 is "the most gifted translator of any foreign sacred lyrics into our tongue, after Dr. Neale and John Wesley; and in practical services rendered, taking quality with quantity, the first of those who have laboured upon German hymns. Our knowledge of them is due to her more largely than to any or all other translators; and by her two series of Lyra Germanica, her Chorale Book, and her Christian Singers of Germany, she has laid all English-speaking Christians under lasting obligation." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

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



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