During our last fund drive a donor said this: "Covid-19 rules prevent us from singing during my husband's burial service, so we will play the tune while we read the printed words or hum along with the music." Needless to say, this testimony struck us and stuck with us. We never know on any given day how Hymnary.org will be a blessing to people, but we know that around the world, the site is making a powerful difference in the lives of many.

Thanks to all who use Hymnary.org and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful.

To donate online, please use the Calvin University secure giving site. If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

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

Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

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

Text Information

First Line: The sacred institution, Lord
Language: English


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextPage Scan

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

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.