"On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry" by Charles Coffin, 1676-1749 Translated by John Chandler, 1806-1876 (Stanzas 1-3) Translated by unknown author, (Stanzas 4-5) Text From: THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p.51-52 1. On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry Announces that the Lord is nigh; Come, then, and hearken, for he brings Glad tidings from the King of kings. 2. Then cleansed by every Christian breast And furnished for so great a Guest. Yea, let us each our hearts prepare For Christ to come and enter there. 3. For Thou art our Salvation, Lord, Our Refuge, and our great Reward. Without Thy grace our souls must fade And wither like a flower decayed. 4. Lay on the sick Thy healing hand And make the fallen strong to stand; Show us the glory of Thy face Till beauty springs in every place. 5. All praise, eternal Son, to Thee Who advent sets Thy people free, Whom, with the Father, we adore And Holy Ghost forevermore.This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Cindy A. Beesley and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary E-mail: email@example.com
Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #63 Text: Is. 40:3, Matt. 3:3 Author: Charles Coffin, 1676-1749 Translated by: John Chandler, 1837 (Stanzas 1-3) Titled: "Jordanis oras praevia" Tune: "Puer nobis nascitur" 1st Published in: _Musae Sioniae_, VI, 1609
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