55. Comfort, Comfort Ye My People

Comfort, comfort ye my people,
Speak ye peace, thus saith our God;
Comfort those who sit in darkness
Mourning 'neath their sorrows' 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.

Hark, the voice of one that crieth
In the desert far and near,
Bidding all men to repentance
Since the kingdom now is here.
Oh, 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.

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 over 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
Author: Johann Olearius (1671)
Paraphraser: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Christmas; Comfort; Darkness (8 more...)
Tune Information
Name: GENEVA 42
Composer: Louis Bourgeois (1551)
Harmonizer: Claude Goudimel (1565)
Key: F Major

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