|First Line:||Wild and lone the prophet's voice|
|Title:||Wild and Lone the Prophet’s Voice|
|Author:||Carl P. Daw Jr. (1985)|
|Topic:||Christian Year: Baptism of Jesus; Christian Year: Transfiguration; Faith(6 more...)|
|Copyright:||© 1989 Hope Publishing Company|
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).