334. On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry

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 every heart from sin;
make straight the way for God within,
prepare we in our hearts a home,
where such a mighty Guest may come.

3 For you are our salvation, Lord,
our refuge and our great reward;
without your grace we waste away,
like flowers that wither and decay.

4 Stretch out your hand, to heal our sore,
and make us rise to fall no more;
once more upon your people 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.

Text Information
First Line: On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry
Original Language: Latin
Translator: John Chandler (1806-1876)
Author: Charles Coffin (1676-1749)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
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Topic: Life in Christ: Christ Incarnate - Public Ministry; Christian Year: Lent; Christian Year: Season of Epiphany (1 more...)
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Tune Information
Arranger: William Henry Havergal (1793-1870)
Meter: LM
Key: g minor
Source: Adapted from a chorale in Georg Wittwe's Musikalisches Hand-Buch, Hamburg, 1690

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