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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Author: Fred Pratt Green

The name of the Rev. F. Pratt Green is one of the best-known of the contemporary school of hymnwriters in the British Isles. His name and writings appear in practically every new hymnal and "hymn supplement" wherever English is spoken and sung. And now they are appearing in American hymnals, poetry magazines, and anthologies. Mr. Green was born in Liverpool, England, in 1903. Ordained in the British Methodist ministry, he has been pastor and district superintendent in Brighton and York, and now serves in Norwich. Here he continues to write new hymns "that fill the gap between the hymns of the first part of this century and the 'far-out' compositions that have crowded into some churches in the last decade or more." --Seven New Hymns of… Go to person page >



Worship and Rejoice #241
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