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CCXCIX

AT THE FONT

H. Alford

In token that thou shalt not fear

CHRIST Crucified to own,

We print the Cross upon thee here,

And stamp thee His alone.

In token that thou shalt not blush

To glory in His Name,

We blazon here upon thy front

His glory and His shame.

In token that thou shalt not flinch

CHRIST's quarrel to maintain,

But 'neath His banner manfully

Firm at thy post remain;

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In token that thou too shalt tread

The path He travell'd by,

Endure the cross, despise the shame,

And sit thee down on high;

Thus, outwardly and visibly,

We seal thee for His own;

And may the brow that wears His Cross

Hereafter share His Crown!

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