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On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry

On Jordanís bank the Baptistís cry
Announces that the Lord is nigh;
Come, then, and hearken, for he brings
Glad tidings from the King of kings!

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.

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.

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.

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.

---Alternative verses---

On Jordanís bank the Baptistís cry
announces that the Lord in nigh;
awake and hearken, for he brings
glad tidings of the King of kings.

Then cleansed be every breast from sin;
make straight the way of God within,
and let each heart prepare a home
where such a mighty guest may come.

Then cleansed be every Christian breast;
And furnished for so great a guest!,
Yea, let us each our hearte prepare
For Christ to come and enter there.

For thou art our salvation, Lord,
our refuge, and our great reward;
without thy grace we waste away
like flowers that wither and decay.

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.

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.

All praise, eternal Son, to Thee
Who advent sets Thy people free,
Whom, with the Father, we adore
And Holy Ghost forevermore.

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Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Dates: 1736,1837
      Bible Refs: Is 40:3-5; Mal 3:1; Mal 3:1; Lk 3:4; Lk 3:6; Jn 1:15-28; Jn 1:23; Ac 10:37;
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        Dates: 1690,1847
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        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
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