Lead Sheet (PDF)
melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)Key of D
Full Score (PDF)
four-part score for piano and organ (can be used as half-sheet bulletin insert)Key of D
Music Image (PNG)
melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)Key of D
Text: Charles Coffin, trans. John Chandler
Music: Michael Praetorius
Tune: Puer Nobis
LBW/WOV Hymn: #36
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #101
Scripture: Matthew 3:3
1 On Jordan’s banks 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 ev'ry 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;
Without your grace we waste away
Like flow'rs that wither and decay.
4 Stretch forth your hand, our health restore,
And make us rise to fall no more;
Oh, let your face upon us shine,
And fill the world with love divine.
5 All praise to you, eternal Son,
Whose advent has our freedom won,
Whom with the Father we adore,
And Holy Spirit, evermore.