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M. Ye who are baptized into Christ Jesus, how were ye

baptized ? 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.

(During the imposition of hands the minister continues :)
Now art thou buried with him, by baptism, into his death;
C. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
T, 184. p. 2. C. May his atoning death and passion,

His agony and bitter pain,
Until thy final consummation

Deep in thy heart engray'd remain!
M. Now therefore live, yet not thou, but Christ live in thee!

And the life which thou now livest in the flesh, live
by the faith of the Son of God, who loved thee,

and gave himself for thee.
1. 55. C. That our Lord's views with thee may be attain'd,

We recommend thee now, with faith unfeign’d,
To the Father's blessing, to the Son's favor,
The Holy Spirit's guidance, now and ever,

The angels' guard.
M. The Lord bless thee, and keep thee !
The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be

cious unto thee !
The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give

thee peace!
C. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

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Min. Lord God, our Father, which art in heaven!
C. Hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will

be done on earth, as it is in heaven ; give us this day
our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we
forgive then that trespass against us; and lead us
not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil. For
thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,

for ever and ever. Amén.
M. Lord God, Son, thou Saviour of the world!
C. Be gracious unto us!
M. Lord God, Holy Ghost !
C. Abide with us for ever!
T. 132. a. p. 2. C. Thou slaughter'd Lamb, our God and Lord;

To needy pray’rs thine ear afford,

And on us all have mercy!
M. By thy divine presence,

By thy holy sacraments,
C. Bless us, gracious Lord and God!

Questions put to the candidate for baptism)
M. Dost thou believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son

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.

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1. 155. C. Unto him, O Lamb of God,

Open thy salvation's treasure-In rich measure;
Graciously his sins forgive,--Him receive,
Grant him peace and consolation;
Join him to thy congregation,

As the purchase of thy death.
T, 22. a. The water flowing from thy side,

Which by the spear was open'd wide,
Be now his bath; thy precious blood
Cleanse him, and bring kim nigh to God.'

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(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

baptized ? 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.

(During the imposition of hands the minister continues :) Now art thou washed, justified and sanctified by the

blood of Christ: therefore live, yet not thou, but Christ live in thee! And the life, which thou now livest in the flesh, live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved thee," and gave himself for thee.

C. Amen, Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Amen, Hallelujah!
(Then, the Congregation kneeling, and the person baptized falling prostrate;
the following verses may be sung :)
T. 22. C. May Christ thee sanctify and bless,

His Spirit's seal on thee impress;
His body torn with many a wound
Preserve thy soul and body sound !
The blood-sweat trickling down his face,
Thy condemnation doth erase ;
His cross, his suff'rings, and his pain,
Thy everlasting strength remain.
The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Will thee protect, we humbly trust.
(During the last, or any other suitable verse, the Congregation rises, and

the minister pronounces the blessing :

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Cong. Be gracious unto us!
M. By thy divine presence,
C. Bless us, gracious Lord and God!
M. By all the merits of thy holy humanity, life, sufferings, Do

death, and resurrection,
C. Bless us, gracious Lord and God!

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That thou didst deign a man to be,
And for each soul which thou hast made

Hast an eternal ransom paid, ,
T.132. a. O Jesus Christ, thou Son belov'd

Of thy celestial Father,
By whom all enmity's remov'd,

And all the lost find succor ;:
Thou slaughter'd Lamb, our God and Lord,
To needy pray’rs thine car afford,

And on us all have mercy !
T. 127. O Lamb of God unspotted, -Our crucified Saviour,

Who hast to shame submitted, -With patient meek behavior;
Thy bearing our transgression-Hath sav'd us from damnation

Have mercy on us, o Jesus ! O Jesus !
T. 30. Lift up thy pierc'd hands, O dearest Saviour,

Now pour out on him (them) that grace and favor,

Which in thy loving—And kind heart for him is ever moving. r After these or other verses suited to this transaction have been sung, and e

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.

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M. Dost thou believe, that Jesus Christ became a man for

us, and by his innocent life, sufferings, blood-shedding, and death, reconciled us poor sinful creatures

to God? Answer. I verily believe it. M. Dost thou believe, that he hath purchased for thee by his

blood and death, remission of sins, life and happiness?
Answer. I verily believe it.
M. Wilt thou in this faith be baptized into the death of

Jesus, and be washed from thy sins in his blood ?
Answer. That is my sincere desire.
M. Dost thou also desire to be delivered from the power of

sin and of Satan, and to be received into the fellowship

of Jesus Christ, and of those who believe in him ?. Answer

. That is my sincere desire, and I reņounce the devil and all his works and ways.

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T. 22. C, Soul, body, spirit, Lord ! are thine,

The purchase of thy blood divine,
O take him, as thy property,
And keep him thine eternally!

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(During this verse the candidate for baptism kneels down, and the minister

that he may be cleansed from all his sins in the blood of Christ ; delivered from guilt and punishment, and from the dominion of sin and Satan ; buried by baptism into the death of Jesus, and raised together with him unto newness of life, and thus, together with all Believers, received into and made a partaker of the fellowship of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.)

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T. 75. C. Thro' thy atoning blood,

That precious healing flood,
Purge off all sin and sadness,
And fill his heart with gladness;
Lord, hear thou his confession,

And blot out his transgression.
OR,I. 22. C. The water flowing from thy side,

Which by the spear was open'd wide,
Be now his bath, thy precious blood

Cleanse him, and bring him nigh to God.
( After singing one of these, or any other suitable verses, follows the baptism:)

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