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Baptism of the Lord or
First Sunday After Epiphany

January 9, 2000

Unifying Theme:
Becoming one with God the Creator

Scripture Theme Hymns
Genesis 1:1-5 The first day in all creation 62: All Creatures of Our God and King
690: The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended
Psalm 29 The great God over all creation 126: Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above
680: Father, We Praise Thee
Mark 1:4-11 Baptism of Christ, the Son of God 156: I Love to Tell the Story
267: O Love, How Deep
Acts 19:1-7 Baptism into Christ 372: How Can We Sinners Know
379: Blow Ye the Trumpet, Blow

Featured Hymn
O Love, How Deep

Hymn #267
Words: 15th cent. Latin; trans. by Benjamin Webb
Music: English melody; harm. from Hymns Ancient and Modern

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1. O love, how deep, how broad, how high,
it fills the heart with ecstasy,
that God, the Son of God, should take
our mortal form for mortals' sake!
2. For us baptized, for us he bore
his holy fast and hungered sore,
for us temptation sharp he knew;
for us the tempter overthrew.
3. For us he prayed; for us he taught;
for us his daily works he wrought;
by words and signs and actions thus
still seeking not himself, but us.
4. For us to evil power betrayed,
scourged, mocked, in purple robe arrayed,
he bore the shameful cross and death,
for us gave up his dying breath.
5. For us he rose from death again;
for us he went on high to reign;
for us he sent his Spirit here,
to guide, to strengthen, and to cheer.
6. All glory to our Lord and God
for love so deep, so high, so broad:
the Trinity whom we adore,
forever and forevermore.

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Passages suggested are from The Revised Common Lectionary: Consultation on Common Texts (Abingdon Press, 1992) copyright © by the Consultation on Common Texts (CCT), P.O. Box 340003, Room 381, Nashville TN 37203-0003. Reprinted with permission of CCT.