Scripture Verse

Ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30

Introduction

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Baptism of the Eunuch
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669)

Words: Ma­ry B. Pe­ters, Hymns In­tend­ed to Help the Com­mun­ion of Saints (Lon­don: Nis­bet & Com­pa­ny, 1847). These words were wri­tten as a bap­tis­mal hymn.

Music: Se­re­ni­ty adapt­ed by Uz­zi­ah C. Bur­nap, 1856, from Waft, Ye Winds, by Will­iam V. Wall­ace, 1836 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Pe­ters (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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William V. Wallace
(1812–1865)

Lyrics

O Lord, while we confess the worth
Of this the outward seal,
Do Thou the truths herein set forth
To every heart reveal.

Death to the world we here avow,
Death to each fleshly lust;
Newness of life our calling now,
A risen Lord our trust.

And we, O Lord, who now partake
Of resurrection life,
With every sin, for Thy dear sake,
Would be at constant strife.

Baptized into the Father’s name,
We’d walk as sons of God;
Baptized in Thine, we own Thy claim
As ransomed by Thy blood.

Baptized into the Holy Ghost,
We’d keep His temple pure,
And make Thy grace our only boast,
And by Thy strength endure.