Behold the Lamb of God!

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Lyrics from A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe, 1840

Hymn 159
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1. Behold the Lamb of God!
In his divine array,
Go down into the flood,
His father to obey,
In Jordan's stream to be baptised,
Though by a carnal world despised.

2. Can we pretend to know
More fully God's design?
Can we pretend to show
A conduct more divine?
Can we neglect this ordinance,
Without an insult to our Prince?

3. Jesus, we will obey
Thy practice and command:
Behold us here to day!
We in thy presence stand,
Devoted to thy blessed will,
Ready thy pleasure to fulfil.

4. We sink beneath the wave;
The water we go through;
The emblem of thy grave,
And resurrection too;
We die, are buried, rise again,
In hopes with thee to live and reign.

5. Great Father, cast thine eye,
And drive away our fear;
Our ev'ry want supply;
Give grace to persevere;
And then rejoicing we will go,
To do our Father's will below.