‘Tis Done;—That New And Heavenly Birth

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.


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musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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