13. There's a Voice in the Wilderness Crying

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 Christians, you bring good tidings;
Get up to the heights and sing!
Proclaim to a desolate people
The coming of their King.
Like the flow'rs of the field they perish;
Like grass their works decay.
The pow'r and pomp of nations
Shall pass like a dream away;

3 But the Word of our God is eternal;
The arm of the Lord is strong.
He stands in the midst of the nations,
And he shall right the wrong.
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd,
The lambs shall gently hold,
To pastures of peace shall lead them,
And bring them safe to his fold.

Text Information
First Line: There's a voice in the wilderness crying
Title: There's a Voice in the Wilderness Crying
Author: James L. Milligan
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Advent
Tune Information
Composer: Henry H. Bancroft
Meter: Irregular
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: © Estate of H. H. Bancroft

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