On Baptism

Like Christ our Lord we're buried here

Author: Anna Beeman
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Like Christ our Lord we're bary'd here,
To shew that we are dead in sin;
O may our sins no more appear,
To wound or to dishonor him.

2 In this our act we shew his death,
Our conscience here is answer'd too,
We think that we can do no less,
Then give ourselves to him anew.

3 Our dear administrator must
Fulfil his part, the Names must call,
Of Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
A wound indeed if we should fall.

4 Help us O Lord to watch and pray,
Since we profess to love the Lord,
O may we study night and day,
The rules of thy revealed word.

5 Our bodies wash'd in water here,
To shew the fountain of thy blood,
Can save our souls from ev'ry fear,
And bring us safely home to God.

6 This duty suffers no delay,
Those that believe must be baptis'd;
They practis'd so in ancient days,
The word of God must make us wise.



Source: Hymns on Various Subjects #11

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: Like Christ our Lord we're buried here
Title: On Baptism
Author: Anna Beeman
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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