When Jesus Was Baptized

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Original lyrics set to the tune of “Cradle Song.” (Hear an audio sample in the product description.) Free to copy and use. Or you can pay-what-you-like to donate.
Lyrics:
When Jesus was baptized John said to repent,
and follow the Righteous One whom God had sent.
So wash us, dear God, and create us anew,
born fresh from your Word and living wholly in you.

When Jesus was baptized in waters that flow
he sank in the Source of what makes all things grow.
So, held in Creation, renewed and made one,
we swim in the grace of your life-giving Son.

When Jesus was baptized in light, like a dove
your Spirit came down and you filled him with love.
So give us your Spirit; let all that we do
be you living in us as we live in you.

When Jesus was baptized you spoke from above,
saying “This is my servant, my son whom I love.”
So help us to hear you speak love when you call,
and as your Beloved, share freely with all.

Description

The lyrics shown on this page are original lyrics by Steve Garnaas-Holmes, set to the tune of Wm. Kirkpatrick’s “Cradle Song.”
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These lyrics are free to use or pay-what-you-like to purchase (download includes lyrics in .doc and .PDF formats)—or you may directly copy and paste from this page. You are permitted to print, project, broadcast or otherwise use this song in worship in whatever ways you need.