When Jesus Christ Was Baptized

By Jeanne P. Lawler

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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

    This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial home or church use.

    Matt. 3:13–17

    Music, When Jesus Christ Was Baptized

    Illustrated by Phyllis Luch