“Baptism,” Friend, Oct. 1974, 5


    “Me, my Lord, baptize Thee?

    Why comest Thou to me?”

    And John the Baptist bowed his head

    In deep humility.

    But Jesus said with a gentle smile,

    “Let your heart be still.

    Suffer it to be so now,

    All righteousness fulfill.”

    So down the Jordan’s shallow bank

    Christ went with humble grace.

    Into the stream John lowered Him

    With wonder on his face.

    When from the water Jesus came,

    The heavens opened above.

    God’s holy Spirit came to earth,

    A gift of His great love.

    And now, my child, your turn has come,

    You have been baptized too.

    The Light of Christ is in your face

    For all the world to view.