Number: 10
Title: On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry
Composer: Trans. John Chandler, 1837; alt.Musikalisches Handbuch, 1690 Harm. William Henry Monk, 1847; alt.
Author: Charles Coffin, 1736
Scripture: Matthew 3:1-3 John 1:29-30
Theme: Advent

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 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;
    O let Your face upon us shine
    And fill the world with love divine.

4.  All praise to You, eternal Son,
    Whose advent has our freedom won,
    Whom with the Father we adore,
    And Holy Spirit, evermore.