The Hymnal 1982 76
On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry
- winchester new
- Charles Coffin, 1676-1749; John Chandler, 1806-1876; Charles Winfred Douglas, 1867-1944
- William Henry Monk, 1823-1889
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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, and let each heart prepare 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 Spirit evermore.