75 There's a voice in the wilderness crying

The Hymnal 1982 75

There's a voice in the wilderness crying

James Lewis Milligan, 1876-1961
Henry Hugh Bancroft, b. 1904

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 Lord 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; he stands in the midst of nations, and he will right the wrong. He shall feed His flock like a shepherd, the lambs he'll gently hold; to pastures of peace he’ll lead them, and bring them safe to his fold.

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