Title: When Jesus Came To Jordan
Composer: Frederik August Mehrtens (1922-1975)
Author: Fred Pratt Green, 1973
Scripture: Matthew 3:13-16
Theme: Baptism of the Lord
1. When Jesus came to Jordan To be baptized by John, He did not come for pardon, But as God's Holy One. 2. He came to share repentance With all who mourn their sins, To speak the vital sentence With which good news begins. 3. He came to share temptation, Our utmost woe and loss; For us and our salvation To die upon the cross. 4. So when the dove descended On him, the Holy One, The hidden years had ended, The age of grace begun.