5234. One Sole Baptismal Sign

1. One sole baptismal sign,
One Lord below, above,
Zion, one faith is thine,
One only watchword—love;
From different temples though it rise,
One song ascendeth to the skies.

2. Our Sacrifice is one,
One Priest before the throne,
The slain, the risen Son,
Redeemer, Lord alone;
And sighs from contrite hearts that spring
Our chief, our choicest offering.

3. O may that holy prayer,
His tenderest, and His last,
His constant, latest care,
Ere to His throne He passed,
No longer unfulfilled remain,
The world’s offense, His people’s stain.

4. Head of Thy Church beneath,
The catholic, the true,
On all her members breathe
Her broken frame renew;
Then shall Thy perfect will be done,
When Christians love and live as one.

Text Information
First Line: One sole baptismal sign
Title: One Sole Baptismal Sign
Author: George Robinson (1842)
Meter: 66.66.88
Language: English
Source: Original Hymns, by John Leifchild, 1842
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: BEVAN, John Goss, 1853; ST. JOHN (PARISH), in the Parish Choir, 1851; attributed to William H. Havergal; UNITY, R. Huntington Woodman, 1895
Tune Information
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes, 1823-1876
Meter: 66.66.88
Incipit: 32167 12354 32325
Key: A Major
Source: Con­gre­ga­tion­al Hymn and Tune Book, by Ric­hard R. Chope (Lon­don: 1862)
Copyright: Public Domain

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