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M. Ye who are baptized into Christ Jesus, how were ye
baptized ? C. Into his death. M. Into the death of Jesus I baptize thee N. N. in the name
of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
(During the imposition of hands the minister continues :)
His agony and bitter pain,
Deep in thy heart engray'd remain!
And the life which thou now livest in the flesh, live
and gave himself for thee.
We recommend thee now, with faith unfeign’d,
The angels' guard.
cious unto thee !
Min. Lord God, our Father, which art in heaven!
be done on earth, as it is in heaven ; give us this day
for ever and ever. Amén.
To needy pray’rs thine ear afford,
And on us all have mercy!
By thy holy sacraments,
Questions put to the candidate for baptism)
of God, by whom are all things and we through him?
thee, a lost and undone human creature, purchased
suffering and dying?
of Jesus Christ, and to be buried into his death by
of Christ, by holy baptism, which is the laver of
eternal righteousness, innocence, and happiness? Answer, That is my sincere desire.
1. 155. C. Unto him, O Lamb of God,
Open thy salvation's treasure-In rich measure;
As the purchase of thy death.
Which by the spear was open'd wide,
(During the last verse the candidate for baptism kneels down, and the fol
lowing question is put to the Congregation :) M. Ye who are baptized into Christ Jesus, how were ye
baptized ? C. Into his death. M. Into the death of Jesus I baptize thee N.N. in the
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
(During the imposition of hands the minister continues :) Now art thou washed, justified and sanctified by the
blood of Christ: therefore live, yet not thou, but Christ live in thee! And the life, which thou now livest in the flesh, live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved thee," and gave himself for thee.
C. Amen, Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
His Spirit's seal on thee impress;
Will thee protect, we humbly trust.
the minister pronounces the blessing :
30 M. The Lord bless thee, and keep thee! The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gra
cious unto thee ! The Lord lift up his .countenance upon thee, and give
thee peace! C. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
1 BAPTISM OF ADULTS FROM THE HEATHEN. Min. OUR Lord Jesus Christ,
Cong. Be gracious unto us!
death, and resurrection,
Hast an eternal ransom paid, ,
Of thy celestial Father,
And all the lost find succor ;:
And on us all have mercy !
Who hast to shame submitted, -With patient meek behavior;
Have mercy on us, o Jesus ! O Jesus !
Now pour out on him (them) that grace and favor,
Which in thy loving—And kind heart for him is ever moving. r After these or other verses suited to this transaction have been sung, and e
short discourse delivered concerning the aim of baptism, and the grace imparted by it to those who receive it, the minister shall put the following questions to the candidate : M. Dost thou believe, that thou art a sinful creature, and
dost, on account of thy sins, deserve the wrath of
God, and eternal punishment ?
M. Dost thou believe, that Jesus Christ became a man for
us, and by his innocent life, sufferings, blood-shedding, and death, reconciled us poor sinful creatures
to God? Answer. I verily believe it. M. Dost thou believe, that he hath purchased for thee by his
blood and death, remission of sins, life and happiness?
Jesus, and be washed from thy sins in his blood ?
sin and of Satan, and to be received into the fellowship
of Jesus Christ, and of those who believe in him ?. Answer
. That is my sincere desire, and I reņounce the devil and all his works and ways.
T. 22. C, Soul, body, spirit, Lord ! are thine,
The purchase of thy blood divine,
(During this verse the candidate for baptism kneels down, and the minister
that he may be cleansed from all his sins in the blood of Christ ; delivered from guilt and punishment, and from the dominion of sin and Satan ; buried by baptism into the death of Jesus, and raised together with him unto newness of life, and thus, together with all Believers, received into and made a partaker of the fellowship of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.)
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T. 75. C. Thro' thy atoning blood,
That precious healing flood,
And blot out his transgression.
Which by the spear was open'd wide,
Cleanse him, and bring him nigh to God.
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