Reflections on how Christians help each other to grow and mature in loving God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love their neighbor as themselves.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

"Baptized into One Name"

Matthew 28:19
Baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

As we prepare to celebrate Trinity Sunday, here is a sample of trinitarian theology in the form of poetry by Charles Wesley:

Baptized into one only name
The Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
One nature we in Three proclaim,
One God for our salvation trust:
One God eternally abides,
One undivided Trinity,
And the whole Deity resides
In each of the mysterious Three.

Each Person properly Divine,
Co-equal in majestic power,
With all his heavenly host we join
The great Jehovah to adore:
And worshipping the Triune God
In confidence of humble love,
We soon shall reach his bright abode,
And see his open face above.

[#105 from Hymns on the Trinity, 1767 (LM)]


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