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In Water We Grow

In water we grow,
       secure in the womb,
              and speechlessly know
                     love's safety and room.
                     Baptizing and blessing
              we publish for good
       the freeing, caressing
safe keeping of God.

In water we wash:
       the dirt of each day,
              its trouble and rush
                     are carried away.
                     In Christ re-created
              by love's cleansing art,
       self-will and self-hatred
dissolve and depart.

In water we dive,
       and cannot draw breath,
              then surface alive,
                     rebounding from death.
                     Our old self goes under,
              in Christ dead and drowned.
       We rise, washed in wonder,
by love clad and crowned.

In water we dwell,
       for by its deep flow
              through bloodstream and cell,
                     we live, think, and grow.
                     Praise God, love outflowing,
              whose well of new birth
       baptizes our knowing,
and waters the earth.

Brian Wren
Words © 1993 Hope Publishing Company

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Product Code: 1884, 8020

Collections: New Beginnings - Wren|Piece Together Praise - Wren|Worship & Rejoice

Scriptural Reference: Acts 2:38-39, 22:16; Romans 6:3-10; Colossians 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21; 1 Corinthians 10:1-4; 1 Peter 2:24, 3:21; Acts 8:38; Ephesians 4:5; John 3:5, 13:6-11; Matthew 18:19-20; Psalms 139:13-16; Romans 6:4

Theme: Arts & Sciences, Baptism, Death and Beyond, God - Creator, God - Presence, New Life in Christ

Author(s): Wren, Brian (More Hymns | Biography)

Suggested Hymn Tune: LAUDATE DOMINUM - Parry, C. Hubert H. (More Hymns | Biography)

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