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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
Hymns.
I. “In token that thou shalt not fear”
By Henry Alford (1810–1871)
 
(Baptism)

IN token that thou shalt not fear
  Christ crucified to own,
We print the cross upon thee here,
  And stamp thee His alone.
 
In token that thou shalt not blush        5
  To glory in His name,
We blazen here upon thy front
  His glory and His shame.
 
In token that thou shalt not flinch
  Christ’s quarrel to maintain,        10
But ’neath His banner manfully
  Firm at thy post remain;
 
In token that thou too shalt tread
  The path He travelled by,
Endure the cross, despise the shame,        15
  And sit thee down on high;
 
Thus outwardly and visibly
  We seal thee for His own;
And may the brow that wears His cross
  Hereafter share His crown.        20
 
 
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