Born of Water, Born of Spirit (Perry)


Born of Water, Born of Spirit (Perry)

Solos to Sing, Submitted Music (1992-1997)

Today I stand at water’s edge.

Today with humble heart I pledge I will be buried with thee,

Lord, I will enter at the door, Rising to a life divinely new.

Today with hands upon my head, by priesthood pow’r

I will be blessed. Lord, send thy spirit from above

From the fountains of thy love.

Bless me now as I begin a new.

 

May water now surround and make me whole.

Wash away my past and cleanse my willing soul.

Let the Holy Ghost descending like a dove,

Bear witness of thy sweet redeeming love.

 

Born of water, born of spirit,

Renewed in faith and covenant with thee.

Born of water, born of spirit,

By love’s atoning sacrifice made free.

With my spirit now refined,

Heart and soul to thee inclined,

born of water, born, of spirit, children of thine.

 

Today I come in simple white,

My spirit willing and contrite.

Please bless and fill me with thy peace, Let me faith in thee increase,

Knowing in thy love I will be safe.

Today with spirit burning bright,

I am returning to the light

[My heart is turning to the light]

Thy sweetest blessings I desire, Touch me now with heaven’s fire.

Let the spirit sanctify this day.

 

May water now surround and make me whole.

Wash away my past and cleanse my willing soul.

Let the Holy Ghost descending like a dove,

Bear witness of thy sweet redeeming love.

 

Born of water, born of spirit,

Renewed in faith and covenant with thee.

Born of water, born of spirit,

By love’s atoning sacrifice made free.

Lord to thee my heart is known, please receive me as thy own,

Born of water, born of spirit, Turning home.


Text:  Janice Kapp Perry

Music:  Janice Kapp Perry

Album:  Submitted Music (1992-1997)

Composition Date:  1994

More Info:  CMS 1994

Topics

Baptism of Water, Baptism of Holy Ghost, Covenant