One sole baptismal sign

One sole baptismal sign

Author: George Robinson (1842)
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1 One sole baptismal sign,
One Lord, below, above,
Zion, one faith is thine,
One only watchword, love.
From different temples though it rise,
One song ascendeth to the skies.

2 Our Sacrifice is one;
One Priest before the throne,
The slain, the risen Son,
Redeemer, Lord alone.
Thou, Who didst raise Him from the dead,
Unite Thy people in their Head!

3 O may that holy prayer,
His tenderest and His last,
His constant, latest care,
Ere to His throne He passed,
No longer unfulfilled remain,
The world’s offense, His people’s stain!

4 Head of Thy Church beneath,
The catholic, the true,
On all her members breathe,
Her broken frame renew!
Then shall Thy perfect will be done
When Christians love and live as one.


Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #206

Author: George Robinson

Robinson, George, contributed five hymns to J. Leifchild's Original Hymns, 1842, from which "One sole baptismal sign" (Unity), and "When to the exiled seer were given" (New Jerusalem), are taken with alterations. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: One sole baptismal sign
Author: George Robinson (1842)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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