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The highway of the Lord prepare

The highway of the Lord prepare

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Tune: [The highway of the Lord prepare]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 The highway of the Lord prepare,
The highway of the King;
Let mountains sink, let valleys rise,
And shouts of rapture ring.

Prepare ye the way of the Lord,
Prepare ye the way of the Lord;
Make straight in the desert,
Make straight in the desert,
A highway for our God.

2 Let desert isles lift up their heads,
Let desert lands rejoice;
Let all the earth in songs of praise,
Unite the heart and voice. [Refrain]

3 The glory of the Prince of Peace
Shall cover all the earth;
And shining wings the tidings bear
O our Redeemer’s birth. [Refrain]

4 The world before Him shall appear,
Responsive to His call;
And nations bending at His feet
Shall crown Him Lord of all. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #122

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford

Born: January 27, 1825, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Died: January 9, 1888, Trenton, New Jersey. Hofford attended Lafayette and Princeton, where he graduated in 1849. He studied theology at the Princeton seminary for a year, and became principal of the Camden collegiate institute. While there, he organized a church at Beverly, New Jersey, being licensed by the Presbytery in Philadelphia in 1852. In 1855, he was ordained an evangelist in Burlington, New Jersey. In 1860, he began teaching at the Trenton Institute, and in 1863 took charge of a military institute at Allentown, Pennsylvania that was later incorporated as Muhlenberg College; he served there as a professor and later president. He taught and pastored at Camden and Beverly, New Jer… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The highway of the Lord prepare
Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Refrain First Line: Prepare ye the way