240. On Jordan’s Bank

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 each heart prepare a home
Where such a mighty guest may come.

3 For you are our salvation, Lord,
Our refuge and our great reward;
Without your grace we waste away
Like flow'rs that wither and decay.

4 To heal the sick stretch out your hand,
And bid the fallen sinner stand;
Shine forth, and let your light restore
Earth's own true loveliness once more.

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
Original Language: Latin
Author: Charles Coffin, 1676-1749
Translator: John Chandler, 1806-1876 (alt.)
Meter: LM
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Advent Season; Baptism of the Lord; Conversion (8 more...)
Source: Jordanis oras praevia
Tune Information
Name: WINCHESTER NEW
Meter: LM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: adapt. from Musikalisches Handbuch, Hamburg, 1690



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