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On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry

Author: Charles Coffin Meter: Appears in 211 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 3:1-3 Lyrics: 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 every 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 flowers that wither and decay. 4 Stretch forth your hand, our health restore, and make us rise to fall no more. O 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. Topics: Biblical Names & Places John the Baptist; Biblical Names & Places Jordan; Advent; Advent; Biblical Names & Places John the Baptist; Biblical Names & Places Jordan; Trinity; Victory Used With Tune: PUER NOBIS

Prepare the Way of the Lord

Appears in 20 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 3:3 Topics: Singing God's Story Advent / Looking for the Messiah Used With Tune: [Prepare the way of the Lord]

Wild and Lone the Prophet's Voice

Author: Carl P Daw Appears in 8 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 3:12 First Line: [Wild and Lone the Prophet's Voice] Text Sources: Songs of Rejoicing (Selah Publishing Co, 1989)
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Comfort, Comfort Now My People

Author: Johannes G. Olearius; Catherine Winkworth Meter: Appears in 112 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 3:3 Lyrics: 1 "Comfort, comfort now my people; tell of peace!" so says our God. Comfort those who sit in darkness mourning under sorrow's load. To God's people now proclaim that God's pardon waits for them! Tell them that their war is over; God will reign in peace forever! 2 For the herald's voice is crying in the desert far and near, calling all to true repentance, since the Kingdom now is here. Oh, that warning cry obey! Now prepare for God a way! Let the valleys rise to meet him, and the hills bow down to greet him! 3 Straight shall be what long was crooked, and the rougher places plain! Let your hearts be true and humble, as befits his holy reign! For the glory of the Lord now on earth is shed abroad, and all flesh shall see the token that God's word is never broken. Topics: Advent Season Used With Tune: GENEVAN 42
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The Glory of These Forty Days

Author: Gregory the Great; Maurice F. Bell Meter: Appears in 27 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 3:1-3 Lyrics: 1 The glory of these forty days we celebrate with songs of praise; for Christ, by whom all things were made, himself has fasted and has prayed. 2 Alone and fasting Moses saw the loving God who gave the law; and to Elijah, fasting, came the steeds and chariots of flame. 3 So Daniel trained his mystic sight, delivered from the lions’ might; and John, the Bridegroom’s friend, became the herald of Messiah’s name. 4 Then grant that we like them be true, consumed in fast and prayer with you; our spirits strengthen with your grace, and give us joy to see your face. Topics: Christian Year Baptism of Jesus; Christian Year Transfiguration; Grace; Jesus Christ Life Used With Tune: ERHALT UNS, HERR

Hymn 99

Author: Isaac Watts Meter: Appears in 13 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 3:9 First Line: Vain are the hopes that rebels place Lyrics: Vain are the hopes that rebels place Upon their birth and blood, Descended from a pious race; Their fathers now with God. He from the caves of earth and hell Can take the hardest stones, And fill the house of Abram well With new-created sons. Such wondrous power doth he possess Who formed our mortal frame, Who called the world from emptiness, The world obeyed and came.

Spirit divine, attend our prayers

Author: Andrew Reed (1787-1862) Meter: Appears in 353 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 3:11 Lyrics: 1 Spirit divine, attend our prayers, and make this house your home; descend with all your gracious powers; come now, great Spirit, come! 2 Come as the fire: and purge our hearts like sacrificial flame; let our whole life an offering be to our Redeemer's name. 3 Come as the dove: and spread your wings, the wings of peaceful love; and let your Church on earth become blest as the Church above. 4 Come as the wind, with rushing sound and Pentecostal grace, that all of woman born may see the glory of your face. 5 Spirit divine, attend our prayers; and make this world your home; descend with all your gracious powers; come now, great Spirit, come! Topics: The Holy Spirit The Coming of the Spirit; Our Response to God in the worship of God's house; Christian Year Pentecost; Church Worship; Holy Spirit name and images for Used With Tune: MARTYRS

Breathe on me, Breath of God

Author: Edwin Hatch Meter: Appears in 292 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 3:11 Lyrics: 1 Breathe on me, breath of God, fill me with life anew, that I may love the things you love and do what you would do. 2 Breathe on me, breath of God, until my heart is pure, until with you I will one will, to do or to endure. 3 Breathe on me, breath of God, my will to yours incline, until this selfish part of me glows with your fire divine. 4 Breathe on me, breath of God, so shall I never die, but live with you the perfect life of your eternity. Topics: Spirit and Sustainer; Holy Spirit; Holy Spirit--Illumination; Holy Spirit--Presence of; Pure in Heart Used With Tune: TRENTHAM

Prepare the Way, O Zion

Author: Frans Mikael Franzen, 1772-1847; Charles P. Price, 1920-1999 Meter: with refrain Appears in 28 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 3:3 Refrain First Line: Oh, blest is Christ that came Lyrics: 1 Prepare the way, O Zion, your Christ is drawing near! Let every hill and valley a level way appear. Greet One who comes in glory, foretold in sacred story. Refrain: Oh, blest is Christ that came in God's most holy name. 2 Christ brings God's rule, O Zion; he comes from heaven above. His rule is peace and freedom, and justice, truth, and love. Lift high your praise resounding, for grace and joy abounding. [Refrain] 3 Fling wide your gates, O Zion; your Savior's rule embrace. And tidings of salvation proclaim in every place. All lands will bow before him, their voices will adore him. [Refrain] Used With Tune: BEREDEN VÄG FÖR HERRAN Text Sources: Tr. composite

When John Baptized by Jordan's River

Author: Timothy Dudley-Smith, 1926- Meter: D Appears in 15 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 3:1-12 Lyrics: 1 When John baptized by Jordan's river in faith and hope the people came, that John and Jordan might deliver their troubled souls from sin and shame. They came to seek a new beginning, the human spirit's ageless quest, repentance and an end of sinning, renouncing every wrong confessed. 2 There as the Lord, baptized and praying, rose from the stream the sinless One, a voice was heard from heaven saying, "This is my own beloved Son." There as the Father's word was spoken, not in the power of wind and flame, but of his love and peace the token, seen as a dove, the Spirit came. 3 O Son of Man, our nature sharing, in whose obedience all are blest, Saviour, our sins and sorrows bearing, hear us and grant us this request: daily to grow, by grace defended, filled with the Spirit from above; in Christ baptized, beloved, befriended, children of God in peace and love. Topics: Jesus Christ Baptism Used With Tune: RENDEZ À DIEU


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