Prepare the Way, O Zion

Written by Franz Mikael Franzen in 1812, this Advent hymn uses a Swedish tune BEREDEN VÄG FÖR HERRAN

Prepare the way, O Zion
Your Christ is drawing near
Let every hill and valley
A level way appear
Greet One who comes in glory
Foretold in sacred story

O blest is Christ that came
In God’s most holy name

He brings God’s rule O Zion
He comes from heaven above
His rule is peace and freedom
And justice truth and love
Lift high your praise resounding
For grace and joy abounding Chorus

Fling wide your gates O Zion
Your Savior’s rule embrace
And tidings of salvation
Proclaim in every place
All lands will bow rejoicing
their adoration voicing Chorus