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Hymn 1:52 ('twas The Commission Of Our Lord) Post by :Dioqq2 Category :Poems Author :Isaac Watts Date :July 2011 Read :2641

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Hymn 1:52 ('twas The Commission Of Our Lord)

Baptism, Matt. 28. 19. Acts 2. 38.


'Twas the commission of our Lord,
"Go, teach the nations, and baptize;"
The nations have receiv'd the word
Since he ascended to the skies.

He sits upon th' eternal hills,
With grace and pardon in his hands,
And sends his covenant with the seals,
To bless the distant British lands.

"Repent, and be baptiz'd, (he saith)
For the remission of your sins;"
And thus our sense assists our faith,
And shews us what his gospel means.

Our souls he washes in his blood,
As water makes the body clean;
And the good Spirit from our God
Descends like purifying rain.

Thus we engage ourselves to thee,
And seal our covenant with the Lord:
O may the great eternal Three
In heaven our solemn vows record!


(The end)
Isaac Watts's poem: Hymn 1:52 ('Twas The Commission Of Our Lord)

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