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Prepare the Way of the Lord
« on: May 15, 2022, 11:31:51 am »
A Song for Today

 
05-22-2022 Sunday

 
I am sending you the words to this song because I think they are important for us today .

 
"Prepare The Way of the Lord" with music by Mark Hayes.
Many of us know the scripture references from the Old Testament.

 
But I would like to bring to your mind the "tarrying" (loitering with intent -- the name of Peter O'Toole's autobiography) of the disciples in Jerusalem after the resurrection of Jesus. Pentecost was arriving soon, and many of them didn't want to journey home only to turn around and come back for the Holy Day.
I would imagine these disciples were meeting among themselves and "Preparing t he way of the Lord". By that I mean they were practicing their announcement deliveries that they anticipated would be their job in the future days.
Ever practice a speech in front of a mirror? These disciples had already heard Jesus' instructions to go into all the world, proclaiming the Good News, so they were "Preparing the way of the Lord" to reach people who had never heard of Jesus. They practiced on each other, practiced writing things out, and polishing their vocabularies in other languages. Palestine was a crossroads, and it was common for people then to know Aramaic, Latin, and Greek. and other languages too.
Here is a link to YouTube. https://youtu.be/PDXKtY5MxUQ

 

 
Prepare the Way of the Lord

 
Mark Hayes

 
A voice cries out in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord.

 
Make straight in the desert
A highway for our God.
Prepare the way of the Lord.

 
Every valley will be lifted up.
Every mountain and hill be made low.
The uneven ground will be made straight,
And the rough places a plain.

 
Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed,
And all people will see it together.
For the mouth of the Lord, the mouth of the Lord,
Has spoken it.

 
He will open the eyes of the blind,
And unstop the ears of the deaf.
The lame will leap like a deer,
And the speechless will sing for joy.

 
The wolf will live with the lamb,
The leopard will lie down with the goat.
Springs will burst forth in the wilderness.
In the desert streams will flow,
And the ransomed of the Lord will return,
And come with joyful singing unto Zion.
All sorrow and mourning will be gone.
Only gladness and joy will remain.

 
Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed,
And all people will see it together.
For the mouth of the Lord, the mouth of the Lord
Has spoken it.

 
A voice cries out in the wilderness.
Prepare the way of the Lord!
Make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
Prepare the way of the Lord, Prepare the way of the Lord!