A Voice Cries Out - an Advent song by Michael Joncas

Recorded live at The Church of St. Mary on 12/4/2016 by Richard and Mary Joy.

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A voice cries out in the wilderness:
Prepare a way for the Lord!
A voice cries out in the wilderness:
Make straight a highway for God!

Console my people, the ones dear to me:
speak to the heart of Jerusalem:
the time of your mourning is ended now,
the Lord of life will come.

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Ev'ry valley is made a plain,
ev'ry mountain is leveled
the glory of God shall then be revealed,
and the nations will sing in praise.

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A voice shouts: "Cry!" O what shall I cry?
All flesh is like grass and its flowers:
the grass may wither, the flower may fade,
but the Word of the Lord is forever.

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Zion, shout from the mountain top,
lift up your voice O Jerusalem,
and say to the people of God's own land,
"Behold, behold your God!"

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The Lord will appear as a shepherd,
holding his lambs in his arms,
keeping his flock so close to his heart
leading them all, old and young.

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Text: Isaiah 40:1-11; Michael Joncas
Tune: Michael Joncas
© 1981, 1982, Michael Joncas, published by Cooperative Ministries, Inc., OCP Publications, exclusive agent.