671. C. M. Doddridge. Hymn for Baptism.
1 Baptized into our Saviour's death,
Our souls to sin must die;
With Christ our Lord we live anew,
With Christ ascend on high.
2 There, by his Father's side he sits,
Enthroned divinely fair,
Yet owns himself our Brother still,
And our Forerunner there.
3 Rise from these earthly trifles, rise
On wings of faith and love;
Above our choicest treasure lies, --
And be our hearts above.
4 But earth and sin will draw us down,
When we attempt to fly;
Lord, send thy strong, attractive power
To fix our souls on high.