18. 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 God, our God, may go!

2 O Zion, that bringest good tidings,
get thee up to the heights and sing!
Proclaim to a desolate people
the coming of their King.
Like the flowers of the field they perish,
like grass our works decay,
the power and pomp of nations
shall pass like a dream away.

3 But the word of our God endureth,
the arm of the Lord is strong;
God stands in the midst of nations,
and soon will right the wrong.
God shall feed the flock like a shepherd,
the lambs so gently hold;
to pastures of peace will lead them,
and bring them safe to fold.

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 God, our, God may go!

Text Information
First Line: There's a voice in the wilderness crying
Title: There's a Voice in the wilderness
Author: James Lewis Milligan (1925, alt.)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: Irregular
Topic: Assurance; Calling and Response; Christian Year: Advent (10 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ASCENSION (BANCROFT)
Composer: Henry Hugh Bancroft (1938)
Meter: Irregular
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Music copyright © 1938 Henry Hugh Bancroft. Used by permission of Eldred Bancroft.



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