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63. On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry

1 On Jordan's banks the Baptist's cry
Announces that the Lord is nigh;
Come, then, and hearken, for he brings
Glad tidings from 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 our souls must fade
And wither like a flow'r decayed.

4 Lay on the sick Thy healing hand
And make the fallen strong to stand;
Show us the glory of Thy face
Till beauty springs in every place.

5 All praise, eternal Son, to thee,
Whose advent sets Thy people free,
Whom, with the Father, we adore,
And Holy Ghost forevermore.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry
Title: On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry
Latin Title: Jordania oras praevia
Translator (sts. 1-3): John Chandler (1537)
Translator (st. 4, 5): Unknown
Author: Charles Coffin (1736, ab.)
Publication Date: 1941
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Isaiah 40:3; Matthew 3:3
Topic: The Church Year: Advent
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: PUER NOBIS, NASCITUR
Meter: L.M.
Key: E♭ Major
Source: "Musae Siniae," VI, 1609



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