With the coming of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the coming days will be a perfect opportunity to once again align ourselves with our Lord and all his teachings with Randy Travis’ song ‘Baptism.’
Easter is the symbol of rebirth and victory. Jesus Christ resurrects, and this symbolizes eternal life to be granted to all who believe in him. With Easter fast approaching, it is time we center ourselves to our God again. This Easter, rekindle your relationship with the Lord with a Randy Travis classic.
One of the perfect songs to reflect on is Randy Travis‘ version of “Baptism,” or also known as “Down with the Old Man (Up with the New).”
Written by Mickey Cates, the song details about a believer’s baptism down an eastern Tennessee River. It describes the devotion and rebirth of the man in the song. It symbolizes that he is a new man and he is a devout and a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.
And it was down with the old man, up with the new
Raised to walk in the way of light and truth
I didn’t see no angels, just a few saints on the shore
But I felt like a new baby, cradled up in the arms of the Lord
In the song, there was also the feeling of being cleansed of the previous sins that he had accumulated in the past. As long as he was with the Lord, he was alright.
Amazing grace, oh how sweet the sound
There was glory in the air, there was dinner on the ground
And my sins went for many, were washed away and gone
Along with a buffalo nickel I forgot to leave at home
But that seemed like such a small, small price to pay
For the blessed peace of mind that came to me that day
A believer’s baptism, occasionally called as a ‘credobaptism’ (from the Latin word ‘credo,’ meaning ‘I believe’), is the Christian practice of baptism. It is the pledge to the belief of our Creator.
In 1991, the song was recorded by Kenny Chesney and Travis on the album ‘Everywhere We Go.’ And in 2000, Travis recorded it on his album ‘Inspirational Journey.’
In 2001, Travis’ recording was awarded a GMA Dove Award in the “Country Song of the Year” category. This nod from the Dove Awards further validates this amazing song.
Watch the amazing live performance here!