In the desert far and near,
Bidding all men to repentance,
Since the kingdom now is here,
O that warning cry obey!
Now prepare for God a way!
Let the valleys rise to meet him,
And the hills bow down to greet him.
~ from Comfort, Comfort Ye My People
I hesitate to post the words to songs because reading them without having the tune in your head is just not the same experience as humming the tune (inside or outside your head) while you read the words.
And I just love this tune.
Cyberhymnal is a great resource, but there are times when I have a hard time getting over the tin or the reverb sound. Besides, on this one, ahem, they don’t have the “correct” tune, meaning the one I prefer! (Which is Freu Dich Sehr with a syncopated rhythm)
I just tried to record the tune on our piano – it sounded disastrous!
I guess y’all are just going to have to trust me. Enjoy the words….