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Advent Day 8 - On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry

Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the guilt of my sin.

Psalm 32:5

Participate in the full devotional Prepare Ye!: Devotions for Advent, written by Reed Lessing. Copies of the book may be picked up in the BSLC Welcome Center.

Music suggestions to accompany today's devotion include "On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry."

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 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.

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.

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.

All praise to you, eternal Son,

whose advent has our freedom won,

whom with the Father we adore,

and Holy Spirit, evermore.

We will also be hosting weekly worship services and meals during the season of Advent. Join us on Wednesday nights for worship and fellowship.

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