When Jesus Came to Jordan

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1 When Jesus came to Jordan
to be baptized by John,
he did not come for pardon.
but as God's Holy One.

2 He came to share repentance
with all who mourn their sins,
to speak the vital sentence
with which good news begins.

3 He came to share temptation,
our utmost woe and loss,
for us and our salvation
to die upon the cross.

4 So when the Dove descended
on him, the Holy One,
the hidden years had ended,
the age of grace begun.

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MUNICH (Mendelssohn)

MUNICH has a colorful history. Traces of it run as far back as 1593 in the Dresden, Germany, Gesangbuch in conjunction with the text 'Wir Christenleut." A version from a Meiningen Gesangbuch (1693) is still used in Lutheranism for "O Gott, du frommer Gott." Felix Mendelssohn's adaptation of that tun…

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Worship and Rejoice #241
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