Baptizing a Lamb


“Behold the Lamb of God!”

And the people only stared.

There was no lamb;

There was just a Man!

And it seemed that no one cared.


But John had seen his Savior

And the voice of God he’d heard

“This is My Most Beloved Son!

Listen to His Word!”


He plunged Him into the fount

To fulfill the prophets’ account.


But the people looked and wondered

And thought that it had thundered.

Then they went away

For they could not stay

There was nothing left to see.


Behold the Lamb of God!

See Him dying on the tree!

Look into His face

As He took our place

That from sin we might be free.


“Behold the Lamb of God!”

We hear it still today,

But few will stop in their search for fun

“There’s no time for God,” they say.


As the people look and wonder

When we hear that final thunder,

Will you run away?

Will you hide in fear

As the cloud comes near?


Or will you stand and say

On the Judgment Day,

“My God has come for me!”


“Behold the Lamb of God!”


(I wrote this poem as a song during my Sophomore year at Southern.

The Bible references are: Matthew 3; Mark 1; Luke 3; John 1)