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249. 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 harken, 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 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 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.

Text Information
First Line: On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry
Title: On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry
Original Language: Latin
Author: Charles Coffin, 1676-1749
Meter: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Baptism of Our Lord; Advent
Source: Tr. composite
Tune Information
Name: PUER NOBIS
Adapter: Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621
Meter: L M
Key: D Major
Source: European tune



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