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This mornings sermonette on the holy gospel of St. Mark 1:21-27 can be read here Matins Mk1,21-27 and listened to over here:

We sang the Hymn God’s Own Child, I Gladly Say It (I am Baptized Into Christ!) by Erdmann Neumeister (1671-1756)

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!

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!

Satan, hear this proclamation:
I am baptized into Christ!
Drop your ugly accusation,
I am not so soon enticed.
Now that…

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