Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Rockingham


A better recording of this song should be done at some point. And yes, I accidentally put the apostrophe in the wrong place in Abr'am in the second verse.

This hymn, "Rockingham," is taken from The Missouri Harmony. The words are by Isaac Watts (drawn from Genesis 17:7, 10; Acts 16:14-15, 33) and the tune is by Amzi Chapin, 1813. It beautifully and concisely pulls together God's gracious redemptive covenant through the ages and its blessing to the children and families of believers. It is good to realize that this subject is not just a point of discussion, but a thing to be rejoiced over. Praise God that His grace is now more abundant, not less, than in the Old Testament. May we continue to claim God's gracious promises through faith and live as true children of God in His covenant.

“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household” (Acts 16:31).

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P.S. If this concept of infant baptism seems strange to you, you might want to check out my post: Oikos-Baptism

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