Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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All righteousness to fill;
’Twas there the ancient prophet stood,
Whose name was John, a man of God,
To do his Master’s will.
 
2 The holy Jesus did demand
His right to be baptized then,
The prophet gave consent;
On Jordan’s banks they did appear,
And lo, John and his Master dear,
Then down the bank they went.
 
3 Down in old Jordan’s rolling stream;
The prophet led the holy Lamb,
And there did him baptize:
Jehovah saw his darling Son,
And was well pleas’d in what he’d done,
And own’d him from the skies.
 
4 The opening heaven now complies,
The Holy Ghost like lightning flies,
Down from the courts above:
And on the holy heavenly Lamb,
The Spirit lights and does remain,
In shape like a fair dove.
 
5 This is my Son, Jehovah cries,
The echoing voice from glory flies,
O, children, hear ye him; [p. 73]
All righteousness to fill;
’Twas there the ancient prophet stood,
Whose name was John, a man of God,
To do his Master’s will.
 
2 The holy Jesus did demand
His right to be baptized then,
The prophet gave consent;
On Jordan’s banks they did appear,
And lo, John and his Master dear,
Then down the bank they went.
 
3 Down in old Jordan’s rolling stream;
The prophet led the holy Lamb,
And there did him baptize:
Jehovah saw his darling Son,
And was well pleas’d in what he’d done,
And own’d him from the skies.
 
4 The opening heaven now complies,
The Holy Ghost like lightning flies,
Down from the courts above:
And on the holy heavenly Lamb,
The Spirit lights and does remain,
In shape like a fair dove.
 
5 This is my Son, Jehovah cries,
The echoing voice from glory flies,
O, children, hear ye him; [p. 73]
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