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Comfort, Comfort Ye My People

  1. Comfort, comfort ye my people,
    speak ye peace, thus saith our God;
    comfort those who sit in darkness,
    mourning ’neath their sorrow’s load.
    Speak ye to Jerusalem
    of the peace that waits for them;
    tell her that her sins I cover,
    and her warfare now is over.
  2. Yea, her sins our God will pardon,
    blotting out each dark misdeed;
    all that well deserved his anger
    he no more will see or heed.
    She hath suffered many day,
    now her griefs have passed away;
    God will change her pining sadness
    into ever-springing gladness.
  3. For the herald’s voice is crying
    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.
  4. Make ye straight what long was crooked,
    make the rougher places plain;
    let your hearts be true and humble,
    as befits his holy reign.
    For the glory of the Lord
    now o’er earth is shed abroad;
    and all flesh shall see the token
    that his word is never broken.
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Hymn
298
Scripture Reference
Isaiah 40:1-5
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Meter
8.7.8.7.7.7.8.8.
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