Number: 18
Title: The Desert Shall Rejoice
Composer: Joy F. Patterson, 1988
Author: Gracia Grindal, 1983
Scripture: Isaiah 35
Theme: Advent

Lyrics:
1.  The desert shall rejoice
    And blossom as a rose:
    It shall blossom abundantly
    And rejoice with praise and singing.

2.  The desert shall rejoice
    And blossom as a rose:
    For the ears of the deaf shall hear
    And the blind, their eyes be opened.

3.  The desert shall rejoice
    And blossom as a rose:
    For the tongue of the mute shall sing
    And the lame will dance with gladness.

4.  The desert shall rejoice
    And blossom as a rose:
    For the ground will become a pool
    And the dry land springs of water.

5.  The desert shall rejoice 
    And blossom as a rose:
    As the ransomed return to God
    And come singing back to Zion.

6.  The desert shall rejoice
    And blossom as a rose:
    Unto Zion we come with joy,
    For our God has come to save us.