Title: Prepare the Way
Composer: alt. 1989Then Swenska Psalmboken, 1697 Arr. American Lutheran Hymnal, 1930
Author: Frans Mikael Franzen (1771-1847) Adapt. Charles P. Price, 1980;
Scripture: Isaiah 40:4
1. Prepare the way, O Zion, Your Christ is drawing near! Let every hill and valley A level way appear. Greet One who comes in glory, Foretold in sacred story. O blest is Christ that came In God's most holy name. 2. Christ brings God's rule, O Zion; He comes from heaven above. His rule is peace and freedom, And justice, truth, and love. Lift high your praise resounding, For grace and joy abounding. O blest is Christ that came In God's most holy name. 3. Fling wide your gates, O Zion; Your Savior's rule embrace. And tidings of salvation Proclaim in every place. All lands will bow rejoicing, Their adoration voicing. O blest is Christ that came In God's most holy name.