Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.@Matthew 28:19-20
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Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

Isaac Watts, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 1707, alt.

Louvan Virgil C. Taylor, Choral Anthems (Boston, Massachusetts: 1850) (🔊 pdf nwc).

’Twas the commission of our Lord,
Go teach the nations, and baptize:
The nations have received the word
Since He ascended to the skies.

He sits upon th’eternal hills,
With grace and pardon in His hands;
And sends His cov’nant with the seals,
To bless the distant darkened lands.
[originally …the distant British lands]

Repent, and be baptized, He saith,
For the remission of your sins:
And thus our sense assists our faith,
And shows us what His Gospel means.

Our souls He washes in His blood,
As water makes the body clean;
And the good Spirit from our God
Descends like purifying rain.

Thus we engage ourselves to Thee,
And seal our cov’nant with the Lord;
O may the great eternal Three
In Heav’n our solemn vows record!