This past Sunday we had a beautiful worship service and then a baptism, not down by the riverside, but down by and in the Chesapeake Bay. What a wonderful symbol baptism is of death to the old life and resurrection to the new life in Christ. What a wonderful place for a Baptism to take place. The Bay is a bit larger, quite a bit larger than the Jordan River and as the Bay is tidal ... can we say the "sins went with the outgoing tide? Does your church every have a baptism 'down by the riverside'? In a swimming pool? Anywhere outside? Replace 'valley' in the following lyrics with 'river'. This is the way we sing this hymn.