At Jesus' Feet Our Infant Sweet

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1 At Jesus' feet our infant sweet
We lay with all sin's stain,
That renders him/her for haev'n unmeet
Until he's/she's born again.
We here embrace God's mighty grace
In this baptismal wave,
Nor shall the world our trust efface--
For "Baptism now doth save."

2 We cannot see the Holy Three
Concealed the font within,
Mere water seems the mystery
That cleases us from sin;
But everlasting gifts now dwell
Through God's Word in this flood;
Faith speaks, though reason may rebel:
"This flood is Jesus' blood!"

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #245

Author: Matthias Loy

Loy, M., President of the Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, contributed several original hymns, and translations from the German, to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States. Columbus, Ohio, 1880. The translations may be found through the Index of Authors, &c.; the original hymns are the following:— 1. An awful mystery is here. Holy Communion. 2. At Jesus' feet our infant sweet. Holy Baptism. 3. Come, humble soul, receive the food. Holy Communion. 4. Give me, 0 Lord, a spirit lowly. Humility desired. 5. God gave His word to holy men. Inspiration of Holy Scripture. 6. God of grace, Whose word is sure. Faithfulness. 7. How matchless is… Go to person page >

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First Line: At Jesus' feet our infant sweet
Title: At Jesus' Feet Our Infant Sweet
Author: Matthias Loy (1828-1915, alt.)
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Language: English
Notes: Hymn text, suggested tune ELLACOMBE

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ELLACOMBE

Published in a chapel hymnal for the Duke of Würtemberg (Gesangbuch der Herzogl, 1784), ELLACOMBE (the name of a village in Devonshire, England) was first set to the words "Ave Maria, klarer und lichter Morgenstern." During the first half of the nineteenth century various German hymnals altered the…

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