178 DOMESTIC ED UCA TION.
Personal and Home Consecration. No. 1.
' As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."—Joshua xxiv : 10.
Bishop D. A. Payne, D. D., LL. D. W. G. Alexasdeb.
Before earth's deep foundation was, Thou didst ordain me,Lord,
Thy workmanship in Jesus Christ, To good works always given,
Then let me in thine image glow, Thy spotless pur-i ty ;
Do - minion have, complete, entire, O'er all my ransom'd soul,
Then shall my house be thine abode, And rilled with light divine,
Here let the truth, like noonday sun. Chasedarknessfar away ;
How blessed then my house shall be, With holiness and peace ;
To be made perfect by thy laws, And blameless by thy word.
Cre - at ed as I was at first, A new-born heir of heav'n.
Thy love unspeaka ble be - stow, O Ho - ly Trin-i ty.
Bap-tizeme with ce - hi£-tial fire, And sanc-ti - fy the whole:
A tem - pie fitted for the Lord,Whoseglory there shall shine.
Here let the Christ—that Holy One—Hold un-disput - ed sway.
Here heav'n on earth we then shall see Begun and nev-er cease.
Baptize me, Lord, baptize me, Lord, Baptize my longing soul;
Baptize me with ce les-tial fire, And sancti-fy the whole.