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Baptism. Luke 12. 50; Rom. 6. 4; Col. 2. 12

W. Gadsby   7s

1
Precious Jesus! here we are,
Come to witness and declare
We are thine, redeemed with blood,
Called and proved the sons of God.

2
Jesus, ere he gave his blood,
Was immersed in Jordan’s flood,
There, and in that way, to show
What he had to undergo.

3
In the watery grave we see,
Looking through it, Lord, to thee,
Jesus, overwhelmed in blood,
Sunk in wrath’s tremendous flood.

4
And shall we for whom he died,
Rose, and lives to intercede,
Be too proud to be despised,
And with him to be baptized?

5
No, dear Saviour, we will go
In the watery grave, to show
We are buried with our King,
And we rise his praise to sing.

6
Precious Spirit, make us see
Love immense, beyond degree;
Now, and when beneath the flood,
Fill us with the love of God.