|Text:||On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry|
|Tune:||PUER NOBIS NASCITUR|
1 On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry
Announces that the Lord is nigh;
Come, then, and listen, for he brings
Good news about the King of kings.
2 Then cleansed be ev'ry life from sin
And furnished for a guest within,
And let us all our hearts prepare
For Christ to come and enter there.
3 We hail you 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 lift us up to fall no more.
Oh, make your face on us to 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|
|Title:||On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry|
|Name:||PUER NOBIS NASCITUR|
|Source:||Latin melody, 15th century, adapt.|
|Copyright:||Setting: © A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd.|