1 O CRUCIFIED, triumphant Lord!
Thy sceptre and thy cross we own;
And, taught by thine apostle's word,
Repose our faith on thee alone.
2 The sign of faith ordained by thee
We thy confessors scorn to shun;
All men our fellowship shall see,
Our Lord, our faith, our symbol, one.
3 Not only for ourselves we claim
The blessings of thy brotherhood;
The promise to our children came,
Theirs is the water and the blood.
4 Who hath these little ones despised?
Or those that brought them dare condemn?
Or who, in Jesu's name baptized,
Would blush to put that name on them?
5 Let sprinkled water seal them now
The heirs of all-redeeming grace;
The truth thus symboled on the brow
Thy Spirit on the heart shall trace!
6 Lord, spare them till their lives and tongues
The heart-taught truth have well confessed,
That who to us, to thee belongs,
Early believing, ever blessed.