Swell, swell, ye waters, swell,On May 13, 1906, a unique service was held in the room over the carriage porch of the First Baptist Church. The Pastor read a psalm, each of the deacons offered a prayer, then the clergyman followed in one of greater length, and the roomful of people sang ‘All hail the power of Jesus' name.’ At the appointed time an experienced ringer (Mr. Peak) carefully tilted or ‘set’ the bell, and the rope was placed in the hands of Miss Alice
Rang deep and strong the Baptist bell,
While faith in God alone can save,
Man must be plunged beneath the wave,
To show the world enduring faith
In what the Holy Scripture saith;
Swell, swell, ye waters, swell,
Rang deep and strong the Baptist bell.
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