Scripture Verse

Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. Matthew 3:13


Samuel F. Smith (1808–1895)

Words: Sam­uel F. Smith, 1832.

Music: Fer­gu­son George Kings­ley, 1843 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Kings­ley (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Down to the sac­red wave,
The Lord of life was led;
And He who came our souls to save
In Jor­dan bowed His head.

He taught the so­lemn way;
He fixed the ho­ly rite;
He bade His ran­somed ones ob­ey,
And keep the path of light.

Blest Sav­ior, we will tread
In Thy ap­point­ed way;
Let glo­ry o’er these scenes be shed
And smile on us to­day.

Christ Baptized
by John the Baptist
William Brassey Hole (1846–1917)