370. Comfort, Comfort, O my People

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1 Comfort, comfort, O my people,
Speak of peace, now says our God;
Comfort those who sit in darkness,
Mourning 'neath their sorrows' load.
Speak unto Jerusalem
Of the peace that waits for them;
Tell of all the sins I cover,
And that warfare now is over.

2 Hark, the voice of one who's crying
In the desert far and near.
Bidding all to full 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 O make 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, O my people
Title: Comfort, Comfort, O my People
German Title: Tröstet, tröstet, meine Lieben
Author: Johann Olearius, 1611-1684
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 8 7 8 7 77 88
Scripture: Isaiah 40:1-8; Matthew 4:16; Mark 1:1-8
Topic: Advent 2, Year B; Advent; Comfort (5 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: GENEVA 42
Harmonizer: Claude Goudimel, 1505-1572
Meter: 8 7 8 7 77 88
Key: F Major
Source: Genevan Psalter, 1551



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