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thanksgiving for baptism

Water, water everywhere, even some to drink.
Water, water everywhere, in every tub and sink.

Water for all life on earth,
Water as witness to every new birth.

Water, longed for in deserts so bare.
Water, a gift so precious to share.

Water in bottles, in cups, in glasses,
Water washes our hands and our lashes.

Water carries God’s promise forever,
That nothing can us, from God’s love, sever.

Water, in baptism, carries the hope.
Water, in baptism, gets us cleaner than soap.

Water- tears, rain, ocean, river, or puddle,
Water makes us a family with whom no one can muddle.

Water, for this gift, O God, we have much gratitude.
Water, wash us again, bring us into right attitude. 

Submitted by Rev. Julia Seymour, Lutheran Church of Hope, Anchorage, AK.

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