163. Wild and Lone the Prophet’s Voice

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Text Information
First Line: Wild and lone the prophet's voice
Title: Wild and Lone the Prophet’s Voice
Author: Carl P. Daw Jr. (1985)
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: Isaiah 40:3; Matthew 3:1-12; Mark 1:2-8; Luke 3:2-17; John 1:29; John 1:36
Topic: Christian Year: Baptism of Jesus; Christian Year: Transfiguration; Faith (6 more...)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1989 Hope Publishing Company
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph Parry (1876)
Key: d minor or modal

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While all four gospels identify John the Baptist with the prophecy of Isaiah 40:3, this text (well set to a vigorous Welsh tune) draws on the report of his preaching in Matthew 3:1–12. The final lines recall that he was the first to name Jesus “the Lamb of God” (John 1:29, 36).

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