This is the text as it appears in Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867):
‘Tis done;—that new and heavenly Birth
Which re-creates the sons of earth,
And cleanses from the guilt of sin
The souls whom Jesus died to win.
‘Tis done; the Cross upon the brow
Is marked for weal or sorrow now;
To shine with heavenly lustre bright,
Or burn in everlasting night.
O ye who brought that babe to-day
Within a Saviour’s Arms to lay,
Watch well and guard with careful eye
The heir of Immortality.
Teach it to know a Father’s Love,
And seek for happiness above,
To Christ its heart and treasure give,
And in the Spirit ever live.
That so before the judgment-seat
In joy and triumph ye may meet;
The battle fought, the struggle o’er,
The Kingdom yours for evermore.
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow,
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, angelic host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Words: Henry W. Baker, 1861.
Tune: “Winchester New“ Musikalisches Handbuch, 1690.