First line: Jesus came to John the Baptist, In Judea / Jesus came to John the Baptist / Jesus came to John the baptist, In Judea long ago

Original language: English

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott
Music: Crawford Gates

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1. Jesus came to John the Baptist,In Judea long ago,And was baptized by immersionIn the River Jordan’s flow.
2. “To fulfill the law,” said Jesus,When the Baptist questioned why,“And to enter with my FatherIn the kingdom up on high.”
3. Now we know that we must alsoWitness faith in Jesus’ word,Be baptized to show obedience,As was Jesus Christ, our Lord.

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Tunes that have appeared with this song in English

Appearances of this song over time in English


, Jan 2015

Arr.: Jenny Garlock

Contributor: Jenny Garlock

Baptism (Simplified)

, May 2012


, 2

Artist: Missionaries from the Provo MTC

Arr.: Crawford Gates


, 3

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square