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Baptism. 1 Pet. 3. 21; Gal. 3. 27

J. Hart             S.M.

1
By what amazing ways
 The Lord vouchsafes to 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 we’ve all to cleanse;
 Then shows that Christ to all God’s heirs
 Can purity dispense.

4
Water the body laves;
 And, if ’tis done by faith,
 The blood of Jesus surely saves
 The sinful soul from death.

5
Water no man denies;
 But, brethren, rest not there;
 ’Tis faith in Christ that justifies,
 And makes the conscience clear.

6
Baptized into his death,
 We rise to life divine;
 The Holy Spirit works the faith,
 And water is the sign.