44a. On Jordan's banks the Baptist's cry

1 On Jordan's banks 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 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 flowers that wither and decay.

4 To heal the sick stretch out 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 banks the Baptist's cry
Original Language: Latin
Author: C. Coffin
Translator: J. Chandler
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1892
Topic: Advent; Preparation for Christ
Tune Information
Meter: L. M.
Key: C Major

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