Lead Sheet (PDF)
melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)Key of D
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Text: Mark Ryman
Music: John Hatton
Tune: Duke Street
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #orig
Scripture: Matthew 3:1-12
Original words sung to the tune of "I Know that My Redeemer Lives"; Hymn 352 LBW. Advent 2A
1 Long ago in another way, Isaiah preached salvation.
Heaven comes near for all today Who turn to Christ’s liberation.
2 A wild man came crying, “Repent.” He called his home the wilderness.
Prepare the way of Him God sent. Make straight the path of all ages.
3 People came out to wash away The filth of their acknowledged sins.
He is nearer than you can say Who will cleanse of all transgressions.
4 Produce the fruits of repentance; Religion cannot bear you up.
God will pass down His high sentence In keeping with a faithless crop.
5 John’s baptism was of water; Christ christens with Spirit and fire.
He is the way to His Father; For those souls who truly aspire.