Johann J. Rambach, 1734; German text
Baptized into Thy name most holy,|
O Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
I claim a place, though weak and lowly,
Among Thy seed, Thy chosen host.
Buried with Christ and dead to sin,
Thy Spirit now shall live within.
2. My loving Father, Thou dost take me
3. And I have vowed to love and fear Thee
4. My faithful God, Thou failest never,|
Thy covenant surely will abide;
Oh, cast me not away forever
Should I transgress it on my side!
Though I have oft my soul defiled,
Do Thou forgive, restore, Thy child.
5. Yea, all I am and love most dearly
6. Depart, depart, thou Prince of Darkness!
7. And never let my purpose falter,|
O Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
But keep me faithful to Thine altar
Till Thou shalt call me from my post,
So unto Thee I live and die
And praise Thee evermore on high.
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