Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Baptism of our Lord: The Holy Ghost from Heaven's Gate

In tender manhood Jesus straight
To holy Jordan wendeth;
The Holy Ghost from Heaven’s gate
In dovelike shape descendeth;
That thus the truth be not denied,
Nor should our faith e’er waver,
That the Three Persons all preside,
At baptism’s holy laver,
And dwell with the believer.

Christ, Unser Herr, zum Jordan Kam, Stanza 4

Special thanks to the original CyberHymnal at
for providing the lyrics that are in public domain.