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Simon Andrews On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry

Categories
Anthems,
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano]
Voicing
2-part, 2-part mixed
Original Publication
Yes, Edith, You May Sing in the Tenor Section
Difficulty
Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

The chorale Erhalt uns, Herr, harmonized by JS Bach with interludes by Simon Andrews -- a very baroque setting.  The great Lenten chorale tune set for the season of Advent. 2-part (mixed) choir and organ. Very effective.  Text by Charles Coffin.

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.

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.

All praise, eternal Son, to thee,
whose advent doth thy people free;
whom with the Father we adore
and Holy Ghost for evermore.

Contact

Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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