Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Thy commission we rely on,
We will follow none but thee.
 
2 As an emblem of thy passion,
And thy vict’ry o’er the grave,
We, who know the great salvation,
Are baptized beneath the wave.
 
3 Fearless of the world’s despising,
We the ancient path pursue;
Buried with our Lord, and rising
To a life divinely new.
 
Hymn 55 • In Jordan’s tide the prophet stands
HYMN 55 P. M.
 
1 In Jordan’s tide the prophet stands,
Immersing the repenting Jews;
The Son of God the right demands,
Nor dares the holy man refuse:
Jesus descends beneath the wave,
The emblem of his future grave.
 
2 Wonder, ye heavens! your Maker lies
In deeps conceal’d from human view;
Ye men behold him sink and rise,
A fit example thus for you: [p. 71]
Thy commission we rely on,
We will follow none but thee.
 
2 As an emblem of thy passion,
And thy vict’ry o’er the grave,
We, who know the great salvation,
Are baptized beneath the wave.
 
3 Fearless of the world’s despising,
We the ancient path pursue;
Buried with our Lord, and rising
To a life divinely new.
 
Hymn 55 • In Jordan’s tide the prophet stands
HYMN 55 P. M.
 
1 In Jordan’s tide the prophet stands,
Immersing the repenting Jews;
The Son of God the right demands,
Nor dares the holy man refuse:
Jesus descends beneath the wave,
The emblem of his future grave.
 
2 Wonder, ye heavens! your Maker lies
In deeps conceal’d from human view;
Ye men behold him sink and rise,
A fit example thus for you: [p. 71]
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