440. Comfort, Comfort Ye My People

1. Comfort, comfort ye My people,
Speak ye peace, thus saith our God;
Comfort those who sit in darkness,
Mourning 'neath their sorrow's load;
Speak ye to Jerusalem
Of the peace that waits for them;
Tell her that her sins I cover,
And her warfare now is over.

2. For the herald's voice is crying
In the desert far and near,
Bidding all men to repentance,
Since the kingdom now is here.
O that warning cry obey!
Now prepare for God a way!
Let the valleys rise to meet Him,
And the hills bow down to greet Him.

3. Make ye straight what long was crooked,
Make the rougher places plain:
Let your hearts be true and humble,
As befits His holy reign,
For the glory of the Lord
Now o'er earth is shed abroad,
And all flesh shall see the token,
That His Word is never broken.

Text Information
First Line: Comfort, comfort ye my people
Title: Comfort, Comfort Ye My People
Translator: Miss C. Winkworth (1863)
Author: Johannes Olearius (1671)
Publication Date: 1929
Meter: 8 7 8 7 7 7 8 8
Scripture: Isaiah 40
Tune Information
Name: WERDE MUNTER, MEIN GEMUTHE
Composer: Johann Schop (1642)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 7 7 8 8
Incipit: 34554 32345 32134
Key: F Major or modal



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