Author: Brian Wren, 1936- Meter: 10.10.11.11 Appears in 4 hymnals Matching Instances: 2 First Line: In water we grow, secure in the womb Lyrics: 1 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 safekeeping of God.
2 In water we wash: the dirt of each day,
its trouble and rush are carried away.
In Christ recreated by love's cleansing art,
self will and self hatred dissolve and depart.
3 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.
4 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. Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:1-4 Used With Tune: STANLEY BEACH
In Water We Grow