“Baptism,” Friend, May 2012, 7I Can Play It!Baptism(Simplified)Words by Mabel Jones GabbottMusic by Crawford GatesSmoothly 62–72Jesus came to John the Baptist,In Judea long ago,And was baptized by immersionIn the River Jordan’s flow.“To fulfill the law,” said Jesus,When the Baptist questioned why,“And to enter with my FatherIn the kingdom up on high.”Now we know that we must alsoWitness faith in Jesus’ word,Be baptized to show obedience,As was Jesus Christ, our Lord.© 1969 by Mabel Jones Gabbott and Crawford Gates. Arr. © 2011 IRI. All rights reserved. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use. This notice must be included on each copy made.