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1 We bless the Father and the Son,
We bless the Holy Ghost likewise;
We praise the sacred Three in One,
Who made our souls from sin to rise.
2 Thy sacred precepts we receive,
O Lord we bless thy holy name,
That thou should ever give us leave,
And charge us to obey the same.
3 It is an honor to obey,
Thy great commands before all men
So we have trod the watery way,
For in the water Christ hath been.
4 This ordinance O Lord we keep,
According to thy wise design;
Lord may we walk among thy sheep;
We seek no other fold but thine.
5 Lord guide us by thy counsel here,
Will we this gloomy vale have past;
Save us from sin, save us from fear,
And bring us to thyself at last.
The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791