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.