• #BU25’s unique class hymn asks God to move in this extraordinary time of life

    While it’s common for incoming freshmen to be welcomed to college by campus leaders, it’s not so common for that encouragement to come in the form of a hymn — but that’s what we do at Baylor.

    Since 2008, each incoming class has been welcomed with its own unique hymn, each capturing an aspect of this moment of excitement, possibility and transition in a student’s life.

    This year’s hymn, “Deeper Down Deeper Still,” was written expressly for the Class of 2025, with lyrics by University Chaplain Burt Burleson (BA ’80), music by Kathy Gladen Johnson (BM ’76), and an arrangement by Assistant Director of Chapel Carlos Colón (MM ’93). The lyrics speak to the unique time of life in which these incoming freshmen find themselves, and the music video features snapshot images of the Baylor experience — moments for students to capture, embrace and celebrate:

    Complete lyrics to this year’s hymn:

    Lord, let it be
    Time and time again
    Lord, let it be
    Amen, amen, amen

    In the center of the soul
    Deeper down and deeper still
    Dreams begin and longings wait
    Wait within and wait until

    Days beyond the shelter shine
    Time to seek and time to find
    Dreams become and longings live
    Holy longings unconfined

    Lord, let it be
    Time and time again
    Lord, let it be
    Amen, amen, amen

    Truth to see and truth to hold
    Deeper down and deeper still
    Minds are stirred and hearts are moved
    Moved within and moved until

    Good beyond the shelter shown
    Beauty seen and beauty known
    Minds awake and hearts compelled
    Faith is held but not alone

    Lord, let it be
    Time and time again
    Lord, let it be
    Amen, amen, amen

    Burdens beckon all around
    Deeper down and deeper still
    Callings heart and courage found
    found within and found until

    Peace beyond the shelter shared
    Mercy flowing everywhere
    Callings named and courage claimed
    All is carried in this prayer

    Lord, let it be
    Time and time again
    Lord, let it be
    Amen, amen, amen
    Amen, amen, amen

    You can watch and listen to each Baylor class hymn since 2017 on the university’s YouTube channel, and listen to class hymns dating even further back on iTunes.

    Sic ’em, Baylor Spiritual Life and #BU25!

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