Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
William V. Wallace (1812–1865)

Lyrics

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

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.