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Baptism. Matt. 3. 13-17; 10. 38; Mark 1. 9

J. Fellows            C.M.

1
Dear Lord! and will thy pardoning love
Embrace a wretch so vile?
Wilt thou my load of guilt remove,
And bless me with thy smile?

2
Hast thou the cross for me endured,
And all its shame despised?
And shall I be ashamed, O Lord,
With thee to be baptized?

3
Didst thou the great example lead
In Jordan’s swelling flood?
And shall my pride disdain the deed
That’s worthy of my God?

4
Dear Lord, the ardour of thy love
Reproves my cold delays;
And now my willing footsteps move
In thy delightful ways.