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Text: Petter Daas 1647-1707; trans Gracia Grindal 1943-
Music: Norwegian Folk Tune
Tune: Kristus Kom Med Vann Og Blod
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #77
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:13
1 Jesus came with simple things, Simple gifts from heaven.
Blood and water, living springs, To his church were given.
So his name and presence Never would be absent
From his friends' own hearts and minds Or lost from their remembrance
2 Though we are beset by sin, Jesus heals our sorrows.
Judgement for all we have been Fades before the morrow.
Christ has now prepared us For the gift he bears us.
He defeats the devil's pow'r So sin and death won't snare us.
3 This the Holy Spirit does By the Word and water;
Opens up all heaven's doors For his sons and daughters.
Babes within their mothers Need a heav'nly Father,
So in baptism we are made As one with christ our brother.
4 How the Spirit makes us one With baptism's treasure
Passes all that we have known, All our minds can measure.
As our Father wills it, And how he fulfills it,
None of us can understand; But cherish it, and tell it.
5 Bring them gladly to the font, Newborn sons and daughters;
Jesus wants to bless each one, Crown with sparkling water.
Brightest gems he gives them, Makes them heirs of heaven.
Gives them what is best for them, As in his house he greets them.