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.
|First Line:||On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry|
|Translator:||John Chandler (1806-1876)|
|Author:||Charles Coffin (1676-1749)|
|Topic:||Life in Christ: Christ Incarnate - Public Ministry; Christian Year: Lent; Christian Year: Season of Epiphany(1 more...)|
|Notes:||Other translators also|
|Name:||WINCHESTER NEW (CRASSELIUS)|
|Arranger:||William Henry Havergal (1793-1870)|
|Source:||Adapted from a chorale in Georg Wittwe's Musikalisches Hand-Buch, Hamburg, 1690|