Scripture Verse

The Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from Heaven, which said, Thou art My beloved Son; in Thee I am well pleased. Luke 3:22

Introduction

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Thomas Haweis
(1734–1820)

Words: Sam­u­el Deacon, Jr., A New Com­po­si­tion of Hymns & Po­ems 1785.

Music: Rich­mond (Ha­weis) Tho­mas Ha­weis, Car­mi­na Chris­to 1792 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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The Disciples of Jesus Baptize
James Tissot (1836–1902)

Lyrics

To Jordan’s stream the Savior goes
To do His Father’s will,
His breast with sacred ardor glows,
Each precept to fulfill.

Behold Him buried in the flood,
(The emblem of His grave)
Who from the bosom of His God
Came down, a world to save.

As from the water He ascends,
What miracles appear!
God with a voice His Son commends—
Let all the nations hear!

Ye youthful pilgrims, hear, rejoice—
Let this your courage raise:
What God approves, be this your choice,
And glory in His ways.