And shall we see thy face

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1 When to the sacred font we came,
did not the rite proclaim,
that, washed from sin, and all its stains,
new creatures we became?

3 With Christ the Lord we died to sin;
with him to life we rise,
to life which, now begun on earth,
is perfect in the skies.

3 Too long enthralled to Satan's sway,
we now are slaves no more;
for Christ hath vanquished death and sin,
our freedom to restore.

Source: Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #630

Author: John Nelson Darby

Darby, John Nelson, M.A., youngest son of John Darby of Leap, King's Co., Ireland, was born at Westminster, Nov. 18, 1800; educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated in 1819; and in due course was called to the Bar. He subsequently took Holy Orders; but in a short time allied himself with the Plymouth Brethren. In the exercise of his ministry amongst them he visited most parts of the world, and translated the Bible into English, French, and German. His published works, including a Synopsis of the Books of the Bible; Notes on Revelations, &c, are numerous. He died at Bournemouth, April 29, 1882. His hymns in common use are:— 1. Hark, ten thousand voices crying. The Second Advent anticipated. Praise. Appeared in Hy… Go to person page >

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