1. 1. Jesus came to John the Baptist,

    In Judea long ago,

    And was baptized by immersion

    In the River Jordan’s flow.

  2. 2. “To fulfill the law,” said Jesus,

    When the Baptist questioned why,

    “And to enter with my Father

    In the kingdom up on high.”

  3. 3. Now we know that we must also

    Witness faith in Jesus’ word,

    Be baptized to show obedience,

    As was Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott, 1910–2004. © 1969 IRI

Music: Crawford Gates, 1921–2018. © 1969 IRI. Arr. © 1981, 1989 IRI