106. There's a Voice in the Wilderness

1 There’s a voice in the wilderness crying,
a call from the ways untrod:
prepare in the desert a highway,
a highway for our God!
The valleys shall be exalted,
the lofty hills brought low;
make straight all the crooked places,
where the Lord our God may go!

2 O Zion, give voice to good tidings,
ascend to the heights and sing!
Proclaim to a desolate people
the coming of their King.
The works of pride all perish,
like flowers they shall decay;
the power and pomp of nations
shall pass like a dream away.

3 But your word, O God, is faithful,
your arm, O Lord, is strong;
you stand in the midst of nations,
and you will right the wrong.
You will feed your flock like a shepherd,
and fold the lambs to your breast;
in pastures of peace you’ll lead them,
and give to the weary rest.

4 There’s a voice in the wilderness crying,
a call from the ways untrod:
prepare in the desert a highway,
a highway for our God!
The valleys shall be exalted,
the lofty hills brought low;
make straight all the crooked places,
where the Lord our God may go!

Text Information
First Line: There's a voice in the wilderness crying
Title: There's a Voice in the Wilderness
Paraphraser: James Lewis Milligan (1876-1961)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: Isaiah 40:3-11; Psalm 9; Psalm 47; Psalm 85; Isaiah 40:1-11; Isaiah 59:15-21; Micah 5:2-5; Matthew 3:1-12; Mark 1:1-8; Luke 3:1-18; John 1:19-28; 2 Peter 3:8-15
Topic: Advent; John, the Baptist
Tune Information
Name: ASCENSION
Composer: Henry Hugh Bancroft (1904-1988)
Meter: Irregular
Copyright: © Estate of Henry Hugh Bancroft



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