This coming Sunday, we celebrate Baptism of Our Lord Sunday. We will remember Jesus baptism, and we will hear again of God’s great love and promise given to us as God’s beloved children.
I love baptisms. It’s the joy of my ministry. And every time we gather at the font, I am reminded of my own baptism. I know that just as this child in my arms (or adult at my side) is named and claimed by God, so am I.
This beautiful song is an invitation to come to the water. Come and be washed clean. Come and receive.
Based on Isaiah 55:1-2 and Matthew 11:28-30, the message is one of pure grace.
Here is a video by the Capital University Chapel Choir singing this beautiful song:
1. O let all who thirst, let them come to the water. And let all who have nothing, let them come to the Lord: without money, without price. Why should you pay the price, except for the Lord?
2. And let all who seek, let them come to the water. And let all who have nothing, let them come to the Lord: without money, without strife. Why should you spend your life, except for the Lord?
3. And let all who toil, let them come to the water. And let all who are weary, let them come to the Lord: all who labor, without rest. How can your soul find rest, except for the Lord?
4. And let all the poor, let them come to the water, Bring the ones who are laden, bring them all to the Lord: bring the children without might. Easy the load and light: come to the Lord.
© John Foley SJ 1978.
Let us pray: Thank you God for your promises that come to us in the Water and the Word. We pray this in Jesus name. Amen