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 every breast from sin;
make straight the way for God within.
Prepare we in our hearts a home,
where such a mighty guest may come.
3 For thou art our salvation, Lord,
our refuge and our great reward;
without thy grace we waste away,
like flowers that wither and decay.
4 To heal the sick stretch out thine hand,
and bid the fallen sinner stand;
shine forth, and let thy light restore
earth's own true loveliness once more.
5 All praise, eternal Son, to thee
whose advent doth thy people free;
whom with the Father we adore
and Holy Ghost for evermore.
|First Line:||On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry|
|Title:||On Jordan's Bank, the Baptist's Cry|
|Author:||Charles Coffin (1676-1749)|
|Translator:||John Chandler (1806-1876)|
|Scripture:||Isaiah 40:1-11; Matthew 3:1-12; Luke 3:1-18; Luke 4:14-21|
|Topic:||Advent; Baptism of Jesus; John, the Baptist|
|Harmonizer:||William Henry Monk (1823-1889)|
|Source:||Musicalishes Hand-Buch, Hamburg, 1690|