On Jordan’s Bank The Baptist’s Cry (Winchester New – 5 Verses) – Organ

On Jordan’s Bank ~ Lyrics

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.

Meter: 76 76 676. Lyricist: Charles Coffin (1676 – 1749), translated by John Chandler (1806 – 1876). Public Domain.

Winchester New ~ Recordings

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