Lyrics to Baptism
The Summer breeze, made ripples on the pond
And rattled through the reeds, and the willow trees beyond;
Daddy in his good hat, and momma in her Sunday dress
Watched with pride as I stood there, in the water up to my chest.
And the preacher spoke about the cleansing blood;
I sank my toes into that cool east Texas mud.
And it was down with the old man, up with the new;
Raised to walk in the way of light and truth.
I didn't see no angels, just a few saints on the shore,
But I felt like a newborn baby, cradled up in the arms of the Lord.
Amazing Grace, oh how sweet the sound;
There was glory in the air, there was dinner on the ground.
And my sins which were many, were washed away and gone,
Along with a buffalo nickel, I forgot to leave at home.
But that seemed like such a small small price to pay
For the blessed peace of mind, that came to me that day.
This road is long and dusty,
Sometimes a soul it must be cleansed,
And I long to feel that water rushing over me again.
Music and Lyrics by Mickey Cates