The Baptizer

I stand calling by the river,

like faithful John the Baptizer;

like thunder, or like whisper,

with a message to deliver.


From all your sinful ways–repent,

before your life is fully spent;

God’s love for you will not relent,

until the firmament is rent.


Then closed will be the door;

mercy, alas–will be no more;

justice He surely won’t ignore;

order He must and will restore.


Realize now you must decide,

to keep or let go of your pride;

yes, you can run, but you can’t hide,

from the One who for you died.


Upon us now is the end game,

no longer life will be the same;

It’s time to trust and call His name,

and receive that for which He came.


I stand calling from the river,

with this message from life’s Giver;

I stand ready in the water,

to bring you back to the Father.

“In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.””
Matthew 3:1-2 BSB

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