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O, let us exalt our dear Lord and proclaim,
In songs of true gratitude, praise to His name!
As songs of the angels in sweetest accord,
Our thanks and our praises shall rise to the Lord.
-- Zion's Harp # 165

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Baptismal Hymn

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Alternate Zion's Harp Numbers: 12, 13, 42, 45

A Christian, now baptized,
To me much grace is given.
Why was this granted me?
That I with Christ am risen!
This is the holy aim;
He who does this neglect
Cannot in truth proclaim;
"I'm one of God's elect."

I'm baptized in Christ's name
And in His death I'm buried;
How should I further bear
The load so long I carried?
Thou, Lord, art He who died
And who arose again;
Therefore in holiness
Through life I will remain.

Baptized, I feel His grace
My sinful mind subduing;
And look in all distress
To God, my faith renewing.
Thou art the central force,
Help me to manifest
What true baptism means
And what it should attest.

O grant me now Thy grace
That I, with true devotion,
May ever by Thee stand,
Though stormy be life's ocean.
And with Thy blessing, Lord,
May I in faith remain,
And to that kingdom come
Where peace shall ever reign.

Baptized am I; now may
This truth the whole world ponder.
I live no more as they
Who in deep darkness wander;
Baptism urges me
That I by constant prayer
Resist the enemy
With power, everywhere.

Baptized am I; now shall
No wayward thought of erring
Cast o'er my heart a spell,
My soul to evil snaring.
For what may tempt my heart,
And every sinful pride,
Upon Thy cross, O Lord,
Shall hence be crucified.

Now grant to me Thy power
So that I may not waver,
And bless me every hour,
O my beloved Saviour!
Thus shall I safely fare
Upon this blessed way,
And reach the city where
Thy peace shall reach for aye.

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