When Jesus Christ Was Baptized
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    When Jesus Christ Was Baptized

    Reverently

    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 IRI

    Matthew 3:13–17