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BAPTISM OF CHILDREN. No. 2. (After the singing of some suitable verses, and a short discourse :) Min. THOU Lamb of God, which takest away the
sin of the world, Cong. Have mercy upon us, and give us thy peace! M. By all the merits of thy life, sufferings, death and
resurrection, C. Bless us, gracious Lord and God ! M. Baptism was instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ, who
-- said unto his disciples, “Goye, and teach all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost : teaching them to observe
all things, whatsoever I have commanded you.” He annexed this promise to it, “ He that believeth
and is baptized, shall be saved.” By baptism we are made partakers of the forgiveness of and cleansing from sin, by the blood of Jesus Christ, who loved the church, and gave himself for it, that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the
washing of water by the word.
Our beauty is, our glorious dress;
When in his presence we appear.
Have they part in Christ our Saviour?
They are objects of his favor;
Heav'n is theirs assuredly. (* Here the child is brought in, and the minister either offers up a suitable prayer, or sings an appropriate verse, for example T. 1. M, Thou Friend of children, in thy arms of love
Receive this child, let it thy mercy prove;
Questions which may be put to children, and answered by them.)
M. Ye who are baptized into Christ Jesus, how. were ye
baptized ? chel 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. inde
(During the imposition of hands the minister continues :) Now art thou buried with him, by baptism, into his death; rho
C. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
His agony and bitter pain,
Deep in thy heart engray'd remain! eth M. Now therefore live, yet not thou, but Christ live in thee!
And the life which thou now livest in the flesh, live
himself for thee.
The angels' guard.
cious unto thee !
thee peace! C. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
BAPTISM OF ADULTS.
1. 22. Cong. Christ, the almighty Son of God,
Took on him human flesh and blood,
After a short discourse follow these petitions : )
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. Amen.
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? Answer. I do. M. Dost thou believe, that he is thy Lord, who redeemed
thee, a lost and undone human creature, purchased and gained thee from all sin, from death, and from the power of the devil, not with gold or silver, but with his holy, precious blood, and with his innocent
suffering and dying? Answer. I verily believe it. M. Dost thou desire to be cleansed from sin in the blood
of Jesus Christ, and to be buried into his death by
holy baptism? Answer. That is my sincere desire. M. Dost thou desire to be embodied into the congregation
of Christ, by holy baptism, which is the laver of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost, and in his kingdom to live under him, and serve him, in
eternal righteousness, innocence, and happiness? Answer. That is my sincere desire.
6.155. 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
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the
(During the imposition of hands the minister continues :)
blood of Christ: therefore live, yet not thou, but
C. Amen, Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
His Spirit's seal on thee impress;
Will thee protect, we humbly trust.
M. The Lord bless thee, and keep thee!
thee peace! C. In the name of Jesus, "Amen.
Min. O cung. Be gracious unto us!
BAPTISM OF ADULTS FROM THE HEATHEN.
UR Lord Jesus Christ,
M. By thy divine presence,
death, and resurrection,
That thou didst deign a man to be,
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;
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. (After these or other verses suited to this transaction have been sung, and a
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 ? Answer. I do believe it.