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Mark Schweizer Prepare The Way, O Zion

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Organ
Voicing
SATB
Difficulty
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

For SATB Choir and Organ. A jubilant, spirited, setting of the hymn tune Bereden Väg För Herran. Perfect for Advent, but also with an alternate Palm Sunday verse.

Prepare the way, O Zion, 
The King is drawing near!

Amid the hills and valleys
a straighter way is clear.
Behold the King of Glory,
foretold in ancient story,
Blest is the Christ who came,
In God's most holy name.

The wilderness will blossom,
the desert shall rejoice;
The blind eyes shall be opened,
The speechless given voice;
Before him on the mountains,
His mercy flows in fountains,
Blest is the Christ, who came,
In In God's most holy name.

To him shall prayer unceasing 
and daily vows ascend;

his kingdom still increasing,
a kingdom without end.
He comes to break oppression,
to take away transgression,
Blest is the Christ who came,
In God's most holy name. 

(alternate Palm Sunday text)

Hosanna, loud hosanna, 
the crowds before him sing;

Hosanna in the highest,
Hosanna to the King;
The royal banners swelling,
Are heralds of his telling,
Blest is the Christ who came,
In God's most holy name.

Contact

Amy Simons
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323

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