36. On Jordan's Banks the Baptist's Cry

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 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 Thee 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 banks the Baptist's cry
Title: On Jordan's Banks the Baptist's Cry
Original Language: Latin
Author: Charles Coffin, 1676-1749
Meter: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Advent; Advent 2; The Baptism of Our Lord
Source: Tr. composite
Notes: Sts/ 1-3 tr. John Chandler, 1806-1876; Sts. 4-5 Tr. unknown
Tune Information
Name: PUER NOBIS
Adapter: Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621
Meter: L M
Key: D Major
Copyright: Setting © 1959 A. R. Bowbray an dCo. Ltd.



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