On Baptism: On Christ's Sufferings

I have a baptism, saith the Lord

Author: Anna Beeman
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 I have a baptism saith the Lord,
To be bapitsed with;
How am I stright'ned saith his word,
'Till it's accomplished.

2 Meaning the death by which he dy'd,
His sufferings and his pain;
Cover'd compleat from side to side,
With all our guilt and shame.

3 This gives to us the plunging mode,
As sprinkling's not the thing,
His sufferings was a mighty flood,
That he was cover'd in.

4 His head they wound in cruel thorns,
They mock him in their pride,
His hands and feet with nails are torn,
A spear doth pierce his side.

5 He's whipt and mock'd, and spit upon,
His sufferings was compleat,
Oh! how the purple gore doth run,
From heads, and hands, and feet.

6 This is Baptism Christ hath said,
And how will sprink'ling do?
His hands, his feet, his heart, his head,
Their part of suffering knew.

7 Then how does sprink'ling shew his death,
In any sense at all?
Plunging be sure must be the way,
All other modes will fall.

Source: Hymns on Various Subjects #8

Author: Anna Beeman

Anna Keeney Beeman born in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut. She was the among the first female Baptist hymn writers in America. She believed strongly in baptism by immersion. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Children and Grandchildren of Thomas Beeman" (on RootsWeb, accessed 11/8/2020) and I Will Sing the Wondrous Story: a history of Baptist hymnody in North America by David W. Music and Paul Akers Richardson (Mercer University Press, Macon, GA: 2008) Go to person page >

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First Line: I have a baptism, saith the Lord
Title: On Baptism: On Christ's Sufferings
Author: Anna Beeman
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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Hymns on Various Subjects #8

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