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W. Garrett Horder, comp. The Poets’ Bible: New Testament. 1895.

Saint John the Baptist

Earl Nelson (1758–1805)

WE praise Thee for the Baptist, forerunner of the Word,

Our true Elias, making a highway for the Lord.

Of prophets last and greatest, he saw thy dawning ray.

Make us the rather blessed, who love thy glorious day.