New Song: Baptised in Christ

Here’s a song based on Romans 6 from the new TCH Sheffield album, Dust to Life. I wanted to a write a song that did two things. First, I wanted a song which spoke of our union with Christ. It’s such an important theme and sadly under-represented in our range of songs. Second, it is striking how Paul makes baptism a reality which should shape our present experience as Christians. I wanted a song which expressed this. In other words, I wanted to write a song that could be sung when people are baptised, but also one which could be sung at any point since we sing as baptised people.

 

Here are the lyrics:

 

Verse 1
Baptised in Christ who died our death,
who took our sin and broke its reign,
in him we live, our lives made new,
baptised in Christ, we rise again.

Verse 2
Baptised in Christ, the old is gone,
no longer bearing Adam’s name,
no longer ruled by Adam’s sin,
baptised in Christ, we rise again.

Verse 3
Baptised in Christ who died to sin,
who rose to conquer death’s do-main,
so when he comes we’ll live with him,
baptised in Christ, we rise again.

Chorus 1
We thank you for the gift of life
to those once dead in Adam’s race.
We thank you for our life in Christ,
we thank you for your reign of grace.

Verse 4
Baptised in Christ, from sin set free,
no reason to obey its claims,
to righteousness we now are bound,
baptised in Christ, we rise again.

Chorus 1
We thank you for the gift of life
to those once dead in Adam’s race.
We thank you for our life in Christ,
we thank you for your reign of grace.

Chorus 2
We count ourselves alive to you,
we offer up the life you’ve won.
Help us to live as those made new.
help us to live in Christ your Son.

You can listen to, and purchase, Dust to Life on Bandcamp.


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