On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry

On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry Lyrics

1 On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry
announces that the Lord is nigh.
Awake and harken, for he brings
glad tidings of the King of kings!

2 Then cleansed be every life from sin:
make straight the way for God within,
and let us all our hearts prepare
for Christ to come and enter there.

3 We hail you as our Savior, Lord,
our refuge and our great reward.
Without your grace we waste away
like flowers that wither and decay.

4 Stretch forth your hand, our health restore,
and make us rise to fall no more.
O let your face upon us shine
and fill the world with love divine.

5 All praise to you, eternal Son,
whose advent has our freedom won,
whom with the Father we adore,
and Holy Spirit, evermore.

On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry Hymn Story

“On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry” is a Christian hymn that was composed by Charles Coffin. It was translated into English from Latin by John Chandler.

Charles Coffin was born in 1676 at Buzaney, France. He composed most of his poems and hymns in Latin.

Charles Coffin - On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry
Charles Coffin

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