Title: Lord, When You Came to Jordan
Composer: Genevan Psalter, 1542
Author: Brian Wren, 1979
Scripture: Matthew 3:13-17 Mark 1:9-11 Mark 3:21-22
Theme: Baptism of the Lord
1. Lord, when You came to Jordan
And asked to be baptized,
What was Your vow and vision
Of love and sacrifice?
Was there a sudden splendor
Of prophets, priests, and kings,
A wind that stirred the waters,
A blur of mighty wings?
2. Was this God's crowning moment
Of all You had become,
The Spirit's power and blessing:
"Go now, You are My Son"?
Did scripture join with scripture
In words of sharp surprise:
"The Lord's Messiah shall conquer,
Rejected and despised"?
3. Faith rests content with questions
Of when and why and how,
But craves the gift of seeing
What God is doing now.
Lord, bring us to our Jordan
Of newly opened eyes,
Through love, immersed in living,
As You were once baptized.