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  • God's Own Child, I Gladly Say It

God's Own Child, I Gladly Say It

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Hymn by Erdmann Neumeister
Illustrated by Jonathan Mayer

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"I am baptized into Christ!" While singing this beloved hymn, follow along as a baby boy is born of water and the Spirit and grows in his baptismal grace until he receives the crown of life.

Children and adults alike will delight in these colorful scenes of Christians living the truths of their faith. Includes a special presentation page, making this a beautiful gift and keepsake for God's own child, young or old.

  1. God's own child, I gladly say it: I am baptized into Christ!
    He, because I could not pay it, Gave my full redemption price.
    Do I need earth's treasures many? I have one worth more than any
    That brought me salvation free Lasting to eternity!
  2. Sin, disturb my soul no longer: I am baptized into Christ!
    I have comfort even stronger: Jesus' cleansing sacrifice.
    Should a guilty conscience seize me Since my Baptism did release me
    In a dear forgiving flood, Sprinkling me with Jesus' blood!
  3. Satan, hear this proclamation: I am baptized into Christ!
    Drop your ugly accusation, I am not so soon enticed.
    Now that to the font I've traveled, All your might has come unraveled,
    And, against your tyranny, God, my Lord, unites with me!
  4. Death, you cannot end my gladness: I am baptized into Christ!
    When I die, I leave all sadness To inherit paradise!
    Though I lie in dust and ashes Faith's assurance brightly flashes:
    Baptism has the strength divine To make life immortal mine.
  5. There is nothing worth comparing To this lifelong comfort sure!
    Open-eyed my grave is staring: Even there I'll sleep secure.
    Though my flesh awaits its raising, Still my soul continues praising:
    I am baptized into Christ; I'm a child of paradise!