Scripture Verse

We are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4


Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship (Lon­don: Bu­rton & Briggs, 1818), num­ber 603. The Re­deem­er’s Ex­am­ple.

Music: Az­mon Carl G. Glä­ser, 1828. Ar­ranged by Lo­well Ma­son, Mo­dern Psalm­ist, 1839 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Dundee Scot­tish Psal­ter, 1615 (🔊 pdf nwc)


The Baptism of Christ
Carl H. Bloch (1834–1890)

Buried be­neath the yield­ing wave,
The great Re­deem­er lies;
Faith views Him in the wa­te­ry grave,
And thence be­holds Him rise.

Thus it be­comes His saints to­day,
Their ar­dent zeal t’ex­press,
And in the Lord’s ap­point­ed way,
Fulfill all right­eous­ness.

With joy we in His foot­steps tread,
And would His cause main­tain,
Like Him be num­bered with the dead,
And with Him rise and reign.

His pre­sence oft re­vives our hearts,
And drives our fears away;
When He com­mands, and strength im­parts,
We cheer­ful­ly ob­ey.

Now we, dear Je­sus, would to Thee
Our grate­ful voic­es raise;
Washed in the foun­tain of Thy blood,
Our lives shall all be praise.