The Likeness of His Death.
How blest the hour when first we gave
Our guilty souls to thee, O God;
A cheerful sacrifice of love,
Bought with the Savior's precious blood.
2 How blest the vow we here record!
How blest the grace we now receive!
Buried in baptism with our Lord,
New lives of holiness to live.
3 How blest the solemn rite that seals
Our death to sin, our guilt forgiven; --
How blest the emblem that reveals
God reconciled and peace with heaven.
4 Thus through the emblematic grave
The glorious, suffering Savior trod;
Thou art our pattern, through the wave
We follow thee, blest Son of God.