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

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 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;
O let us Your face upon us shine
And fill the world with love divine.

4 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 the Baptist's Cry
Translator: John Chandler (1837, alt.)
Author: Charles Coffin (1736)
Meter: LM
Scripture: Matthew 3:1-3; John 1:29-30
Topic: Jesus Christ: Baptism
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WINCHESTER NEW
Harmonizer: William Henry Monk (1847, alt.)
Meter: LM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Musikalisches Handbuch, Hamburg, 1690



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