New Baptism Hymn

My poem of the week last week was a new baptism hymn written by one of my pastors, Justin Wainscott. We really do have a shortage of good baptism hymns, which is odd for Baptists, so I was delighted to see this new hymn from Justin, whose poems I have posted here before. It is a wonderful thing to have pastors produces theologically rich poetry, which we can sing congregationally!

The hymn is in common meter so it can be sung to a number of well known tunes including the tune commonly used for “O God Our Help in Ages Past” (St. Anne).

“Baptized in Union with Our Lord”

Baptized in union with our Lord,
Like Him we’re called to die;
Those waters are to us a cross,
Where sin is crucified.
Baptized in union with our Lord,
Those waters, like a grave,
Are where our old and sinful selves
Get buried ’neath the wave.
Baptized in union with our Lord,
Rejoice that it is true:
That from those waters, just like Christ,
We’re raised to life anew!
Baptized and raised, as though reborn,
Alive to God above;
The Father looks on us as sons;
In Christ, we are belov’d.
Baptized according to the Word,
And in the threefold name;
Our faith in Father, Spirit, Son,
We do hereby proclaim.

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