Lied 8: The Holy Baptism

Tekst: Joseph Hart
Melodie: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Zetting: Henk C. de Gelder

1. By what amazing ways
the Lord vouchsafes t explain,
the wonders of His sovereign grace
towards the sons of men!

2. He shows us first how foul
our nature s made by sin;
then teaches the believing soul
the way to make it clean.

3. Our baptism first declares
what need weve all to cleanse;
then shows that Christ to all Gods heirs
can purity dispense.

4. Water the body laves;
and, if t is done by faith,
the blood of Jesus surely saves
the sinful soul from death.

5. Water no man denies;
but, brethren, rest not there;
t is faith in Christ that justifies,
and makes the conscience clear.

6. Baptized into His death,
we rise tot life divine;
the Holy Spirit works the faith,
and water is the sign.

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