The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Jordanis Oras Prasvia

Hymnus 37.

For Advent: Matins.

English Translations:
Lo, The Baptist's Herald Cry - Williams
On Jordan's Bank The Baptist's Cry - Chandler

On Jordan’s Banks, The Baptist's Cry - Version 1
On Jordan's Banks, The Herald's Cry - Version 2
On Jordan's Bank, The Baptist's Cry - Version 3

 

Source: Rev. John Chandler, The Hymns of the Primitive Church (London: John W. Parker, 1837), pp. 165-166.

Jordanis oras prasvia
Vox ecce Baptists quatit.
Praeconis ad grandes sonos
Ignavus abscedat sopor.

Auctoris adventum sui
Tellus et aether et mare
Praagestiente sentiunt
Et jam salutant gaudio.

Mundemns et nos pectora:
Deo propinquanti viam
Sternamus et dignam domum
Tanto paremus hospiti.

Tu nostra, tu, Jesu salus,
Tu robur et solatium,
Arens ut herba, te sine
Mortale tabescit genus.

Ægris salutarem manum
Extende; prostratos leva :
Ostende vultum, jam suus
Mundo reflorescet decor.

Qui liberator advenis
Fili, tibi laus maxima,
Cum Patre et almo Spiritu,
In sempiterna sccula.

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