To Jordan's Stream The Savior Goes

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1 To Jordan’s stream the Savior goes
To do His Father’s will,
His breast with sacred ardor glows,
Each precept to fulfill.

2 Behold Him buried in the flood,
(The emblem of His grave)
Who from the bosom of His God
Came down, a world to save.

3 As from the water He ascends,
What miracles appear!
God with a voice His Son commends—
Let all the nations hear!

4 Ye youthful pilgrims, hear, rejoice—
Let this your courage raise:
What God approves, be this your choice,
And glory in His ways.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12893

Author: Samuel Deacon

Deacon, Samuel, born 1746, at Ratby, in Leicestershire, d. 1816 at Barton, near Market Bosworth, in the same county. He was son of Samuel Deacon, sen., one of the first preachers of the Leicestershire General Baptists; and half brother to John Deacon (q.v.) of Leicester. In 1771, S. Deacon settled at Barton, a small agricultural village, where, however, he presently established a considerable business as clock and watchmaker, and became well known for his mechanical skill. In 1779 he was invited to assist his father in ministering to the cluster of village congregations of General Baptists, of which Barton was the centre. He was popular and useful as a preacher, and continued minister of this church 37 years, receiving no pecuniary remunera… Go to person page >

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First Line: To Jordan's stream the Savior goes
Title: To Jordan's Stream The Savior Goes
Author: Samuel Deacon
Copyright: Public Domain



RICHMOND (also known as CHESTERFIELD) is a florid tune originally written by Thomas Haweis (PHH 270) and published in his collection Carmina Christo (1792). Samuel Webbe, Jr., adapted and shortened the tune and published it in his Collection of Psalm Tunes (1808). It was reprinted in 1853 in Webbe's…

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The Cyber Hymnal #12893
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