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Jesus came to John the Baptist,
In Judea long ago,
And was baptized by immersion
In the River Jordan’s flow.
“To fulfill the law,” said Jesus,
When the Baptist questioned why,
“And to enter with my Father
In the kingdom up on high.”
Now we know that we must also
Witness 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.

Practice tip: Use the damper pedal, located on the right, to play the song more smoothly. The pedal marks under the bass line show when to use the pedal.

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