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Hymn: 'T was the commission of our Lord (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: 'T was the commission of our Lord

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: LM


Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 285, click to see hymnal pages


'T WAS the commission of our Lord,

"Go teach the nations and baptize;"

The nations have received the word

Since he ascended to the skies.

He sits upon th' eternal hills

With grace and pardon in his hands;

And sends his cov'nant with his seals,

To bless the distant Pagan lands.

"Repent and be baptized," he saith,

"For the remission of your sins,"

And thus our sense assists our faith,

And shows us what the gospel means.

Our souls he washes in his blood,

As water makes the body clean;

And the good Spirit from our God

Descends like purifying rain.