Prepare the Way! the Prophet Called

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1 “Prepare the way!” the prophet called;
a messenger will come
to reaffirm God’s covenant,
and lead the people home.
The truth will shine like purest fire
in that awaited hour.
Come, Jesus Christ! You are the way;
renew us with your pow’r.

2 “Prepare the way!” cried John to all
beside the Jordan stream.
All flesh will see God’s saving work,
the prophets’ ancient dream.
The valleys and the mountaintops
will make a level place.
Come, Jesus Christ! You are the way;
restore us with your grace.

3 Prepare the way in us, O God,
to greet that glorious day
when righteousness and peace will reign,
and death will pass away.
The risen one will come again,
descending from above.
Come, Jesus Christ! You are the way;
redeem us with your love.

Source: Voices Together #220

Author: Edmund H. Sears

Edmund Hamilton Sears was born in Berkshire [County], Massachusetts, in 1810; graduated at Union College, Schenectady, in 1834, and at the Theological School of Harvard University, in 1837. He became pastor of the Unitarian Society in Wayland, Mass., in 1838; removed to Lancaster in 1840; but on account of ill health was obliged to retire from the active duties of the ministry in 1847; since then, residing in Wayland, he devoted himself to literature. He has published several works. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: “Prepare the way!” the prophet called
Title: Prepare the Way! the Prophet Called
Author: Edmund H. Sears
Meter: D
Source: Christian Register, 1849, alt.
Notes: For capo chords, see #248.


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