When Jesus Christ Was Baptized
September 1997

“When Jesus Christ Was Baptized,” Liahona, Sept. 1997, 5

When Jesus Christ Was Baptized

1. When Jesus Christ was baptized

Down in the River Jordan,

Three members of the Godhead

Were present there in love.

The Father spoke from heaven

When Jesus Christ was baptized;

The Holy Ghost descended

As gently as a dove.

2. And now when I am baptized,

I’ll follow his example—

Be baptized by immersion

Through sacred priesthood pow’r.

Then I will be a member

Of Heav’nly Father’s kingdom

And have the Holy Spirit

To guide me ev’ry hour.

Words and music: Jeanne P. Lawler, b. 1924. © 1977, 1989 LDS

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Matt. 3:13–17

Music, When Jesus Christ Was Baptized

Illustrated by Phyllis Luch