I Come to the Water


I come to the water, in faith to begin
My life in God’s kingdom, to cov’nant with Him.
I’ll keep His commandments, I’ll walk in His way
For I am His child and I want to obey.
I am baptized by immersion for remission of sins.
By faith and repentance I am clean before Him.
I’ll prove to the Father by all that I do
I know that His teachings are true.
And after I’m baptized, a blessing is said
As men of the priesthood place hands on my head.
The gift of the Holy Ghost given to me
Will guide me and prompt me to live righteously.
I am baptized by immersion for remission of sins.
Receiving the Holy Ghost, now I begin
To prove to the Father by all that I do,
I know that His teachings are true.
Dear Father, please help me remember this day;
I promise Thy will to obey.

© 2000 by Janice Kapp Perry. All rights reserved. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial home or church use. This notice must be included on each copy made.

[illustration] Illustrated by Mark Robison