Scripture Verse

Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. Matthew 3:13

Introduction

portrait
Samuel F. Smith
(1808–1895)

Words: Sam­u­el F. Smith, 1832.

Music: Fer­gu­son George Kings­ley, 1843 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Kingsley (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Down to the sacred wave,
The Lord of life was led;
And He who came our souls to save
In Jordan bowed His head.

He taught the solemn way;
He fixed the holy rite;
He bade His ransomed ones obey,
And keep the path of light.

Blest Savior, we will tread
In Thy appointed way;
Let glory o’er these scenes be shed
And smile on us today.

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Christ Baptized
by John the Baptist
William B. Hole (1846–1917)