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
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Thomas Haweis (1734-1820)

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

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

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

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.