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Take Me to the Water

Scripture References

Introductory/Framing Text

This text has a spirit of eagerness and anticipation. The four stanzas guide the singers’ emotions on a journey: the desire to be united with Christ through baptism, the recognition of our unworthiness, the affirmation of our love for Jesus, and the need for a Savior. These elements highlight the communal aspects of a baptismal celebration.

Additional Prayers

A Prayer for Baptism
O God, my sins are smudging me.
Take me to the water.
 
Life has me hot and bothered.
Take me to the water.
 
I want to follow your people down into the Red Sea and up onto the shore.
Take me to the water.
 
I want to follow Jesus down into the Jordan River and up onto the bank.
Take me to the water to be baptized in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.

Tune Information

Name
TAKE ME TO THE WATER
Key
E♭ Major
Meter
irregular

Recordings

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