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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

The sacred institution, Lord

The sacred institution, Lord

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1 The sacred institution, Lord,
Of baptism was enjoin'd by thee,
So that it might a laver of
Life and regeneration be.

2 Baptism is not mere water, for
It is united with thy word,--
Enjoin'ed by thy divine command,
this washing doth thy grace afford.

3 "Let little children come to me,"
Saith Jesus, "and forbid them not;"--
We bring them, Lord, that they may be
Thus consecrated to our God.

4 May all thy "lambs" be born again
Of water, and the Holy Ghost,--
May all thy children grace receive,--
Believing, and baptiz'd, be saved.

5 Give them thy strength to daily drown
With true repentance, lust and sin,--
And, with pure righteousness, to crown
Their sacred covenant with thee.

6 Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
For this divine, this precious gift!--
May its receivers join thy host
In heav'n with everlasting praise.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #218

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First Line: The sacred institution, Lord
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #218

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