For St. John the Baptist, For Advent
Source: John Clark Hollister, ed., The Sunday-School Service and Tune Book (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1863, 1865), #2, p. 16.
1. On Jordan's banks the Baptist's cry
Announces that the Lord is nigh;
Come near and hearken, for he brings
Glad tidings from the King of Kings.
2. Be purified each Christian breast,
And furnished for so great a Guest;
Yea, let us all our hearts prepare
For Christ to come and enter there.
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 Thy hand a balm to pour.
And make us rise to fall no more;
Upon Thy pardoned people shine,
And fill the world with grace divine.
Sheet Music from John Clark Hollister, ed., The Sunday-School Service and Tune Book (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1863, 1865), #2, p. 16.
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