It is a very pleasant thingPublished in 5 hymnals
1 It is a very pleasant thing
To follow Christ our Lord;
And thus obey our heavenly King,
According to his word.
2 Down to the water side we go;
By Christ's example led;
Thus the same we come also,
As did our glorious head.
3 Saviour, we bless thy wondrous name,
For thy example bright;
We love to imitate the same,
As thou dost us invite.
4 We are baptized as Jesus was,
His easy yoke we bear;
And we are thus baptized because
That we his subjects are.
5 Lord may we to thy glory live,
Teach us thy heavenly ways;
To us thy holy Spirit give,
And we thy name will praise.
6 And we thy sacred name profess,
May we our moments spend
In ways of truth and righteousness,
Until our lives shall end.
The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1801
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|A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #284||It is a very pleasant thing||It is a very pleasant thing||1867|
|A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #259||It is a very pleasant thing||It is a very pleasant thing||1876|
|A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 1st ed. #LVII||It is a very pleasant thing||It is a very pleasant thing||C. M.||1816|
|Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #S57||It is a very pleasant thing||It is a very pleasant thing||C. M.||1825|
|The Christian's Duty: exhibited in a series of hymns collected from various authors designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (2nd ed.) #S.X||Following the Example of Christ||It is a very pleasant Thing||1801|