People Prepare!


Tune: Helmsley

('Lo, He comes with clouds descending')

Isaiah 40 v.1-5


Comfort, comfort, you my people

Says your God unto you all

Speak comfort words to mya people

I do hear them when they call

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

Trusting me they shall not fall


Say that their warfare is ended

Sins forgiven, accomplished

Voice of him in wilderness cries* {*John the Baptist}

Coming of the Lord is nigh

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

Shall appear unto our eyes


Prepare the way of the Lord, it be

The message proclaimed here free

Make straight in desert a highway for

Our God, He shall come for sure

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

Establish His reign e'ermore


Exalted shall be each valley

Each mount, hill, be made low, see

And the crooked shall be made straight

Rough places made smooth not late

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

Equal be each one's estate


And the glory of the Lord shall

Be revealed, we shall know well

And all humankind shall it see

In united company

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

For the Lord has said, so be* (*Amen)

  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 5th, 2023 03:12
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in and a video with scenes of Canada. 'A' is the 'Alleluias' line.
  • Category: Spiritual
  • Views: 11
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  • arqios

    The prepared are preparable, acquiring oil while it’s available; then on to gather at the Lamb’s wedding table to sup of rewards too grand and quite inscrutable.

    • orchidee

      Thanks CB. I will scoff all the pork pies at the feast! lol.

    • GenXer Shamrocker ☘️

      Your work is beautiful!

      • orchidee

        Thanks GS.

      • John Lee

        Can't wait until we see the cloud descending carrying our Lord. Beautiful Psalm!

        • orchidee

          Thanks John. Yes, we best look out for cloudy days!

        • Goldfinch60

          Good one Orchi.

          • orchidee

            Thanks Gold.

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