106. On Jordan's Bank the Herald's Cry

1 On Jordan's bank the herald's cry
Announces that the Lord is nigh;
Awake and harken, for he brings
Glad tidings of the King of kings.

2 Then cleansed be ev'ry Christian breast,
And furnished for so great a Guest;
Yea, let us each our hearts prepare
For Christ to come and enter there.

3 For thou art our salvation, Lord,
Our Refuge and our great Reward;
Without Thy grace we waste away,
Like flow'rs that wither and decay.

4 To heal the sick, stretch our Thine hand
And bid the fallen sinner stand;
Once more upon Thy people shine
And fill the world with love divine.

5 All praise, eternal Son, to Thee,
Whose advent set Thy people free;
Whom with the Father we adore
And Holy Ghost, for evermore.

Text Information
First Line: On Jordan's bank the herald's cry
Title: On Jordan's Bank the Herald's Cry
Latin Title: Jordanis oras praevia
Author: C. Coffin, 1676-1749
Translator: J. Chandler, 1806-76
Meter: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Forerunners of Christ; Advent 3
Tune Information
Meter: L M
Key: D Major
Source: Musae Sioniae VI, 1609

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