1 On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry
Announces that the Lord is nigh;
Awake and hearken, for he brings
Glad tidings of the King of kings!
2 Then cleansed be ev'ry life from sin;
Make straight the way for God within,
And let us all our hearts prepare
For Christ to come and enter there.
3 We hail Thee as our Savior, Lord
Our refuge and our great reward;
Without your grace we waste away
Like flow'rs that wither and decay.
4 Stretch forth your hand, our health restore,
And make us rise to fall no more;
Oh, let your face upon us shine
And fill the world with love divine.
5 All praise to you, eternal Son,
Whose advent has our freedom won,
Whom with the Father we adore,
And Holy Spirit, evermore.
|First Line:||On Jordan's banks the Baptist's cry|
|Title:||On Jordan's Banks the Baptist's Cry|
|Author:||Charles Coffin, 1676-1749|
|Topic:||Advent; Advent 2; The Baptism of Our Lord|
|Notes:||Sts/ 1-3 tr. John Chandler, 1806-1876; Sts. 4-5 Tr. unknown|
|Adapter:||Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621|
|Copyright:||Setting © 1959 A. R. Bowbray an dCo. Ltd.|