Text:On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry
Author:Charles Coffin
Translator (st. 4 -5 (from Latin):Unknown
Translator (st. 1-3) (from Latin) :John Chandler
Harmonizer:Will­iam H. Monk
Media:MIDI file

5210. On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry

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 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 our souls must fade
And wither like a flower decayed.

4. Stretch forth Thine hand, to heal our sore,
And make us rise and fall no more;
Once more upon Thy people shine,
And fill the world with love divine.

5. To Him who left the throne of Heaven
To save mankind, all praise be given;
Like praise be to the Father done,
And Holy Spirit, Three in One.

Text Information
First Line: On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry
Title: On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry
Latin Title: Jordanis oras praevia
Author: Charles Coffin (1736)
Translator (st. 1-3) (from Latin) : John Chandler
Translator (st. 4 -5 (from Latin): Unknown
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Paris Breviary, 1736; translation of stanzas 1-3 in Hymns of the Primitive Church, 1837
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Al­ter­nate tune: PUER NOBIS NASCITUR, (Trier, Ger­ma­ny: 15th Cen­tu­ry); adapt­ed by Mi­chael Prae­tor­i­us, 1609; har­mo­ny by George R. Wood­ward, 1910
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Will­iam H. Monk (1847, alt.)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 51566 54334 32554
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Mu­si­kal­isch­es Hand­buch (Ham­burg, Ger­ma­ny: 1690)
Copyright: Public Domain

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