We are people created, chosen by God.
Then we're washed, ever gently, in mercy and love.
Sin has power no more.
Jesus opened the door to a fountain bringing healing and wholeness and more.
We are fed and we're nourished, filled and refreshed.
Then our hunger returns and again we are blessed.
For whatever the need, God is greater, indeed:
endless ocean, always deeper than all of our need.
We are nourished by water, all living things, and by life that the Spirit abundantly brings.
As we journey toward home, may our presence be known:
precious river, ever-flowing, now carry us home.
Now with praise and thanksgiving, we join the song.
All are welcome!
We gather to sing loud and strong.
Not enslaved, but set free!
From now on, all will be one in Jesus, one in water, baptized and set free!
As a water person, I am always a big fan of our baptismal imagery, and love this hymn in particular for its use of "endless ocean" as a descriptor for God. That's my jam.