1 Prepare the royal highway,
the King of kings is near;
let every hill and valley
a level road appear.
Then greet the king of glory
foretold in sacred story:
O blest is he that came
in God the Father's name!
2 God’s people, see him coming:
your own eternal king!
Palm branches strew before him;
spread garments; shout and sing.
God’s promise will not fail you;
no more shall doubt assail you: [Refrain]
3 Then fling the gates wide open
to greet your promised king;
your king, yet every nation
its tribute too should bring.
All lands, bow down before him;
all voices, thus adore him: [Refrain]
4 His is no earthly kingdom;
it comes from heaven above.
His rule is peace and freedom,
and justice, truth, and love.
So let your praise be sounding
for kindness so abounding: [Refrain]
Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #346
|First Line:||Prepare the royal highway|
|Title:||Prepare the Royal Highway|
|Author:||Frans Mikael Franzen|
|Source:||Lutheran Book of Worship, 1978 (tr.)|
|Refrain First Line:||Hosanna to the Lord|
|Copyright:||Tr. © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship|