When Jesus Christ Was Baptized

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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

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Illustrated by Phyllis Luch