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A Voice in the Wilderness

A Voice in the Wilderness Lyrics and Music

The sincere words and lyrics of the revered hymn begin with "There's a voice in the wilderness crying, A call from the ways untrod" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "A Voice in the Wilderness" hymn were written by its English author James Lewis Milligan. The author of the hymn, James Lewis Milligan, was born on February 1, 1876 and died on May 1, 1961. The exhilarating music that accompanies the "A Voice in the Wilderness" song of praise was composed by Francis Donaldson Heins The composer of the music to the "A Voice in the Wilderness" hymn, Francis Donaldson Heins, was born on February 19, 1878 and died on January 1, 1949. We have placed "A Voice in the Wilderness" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the reverent lyrics of this popular Christian song and grand church hymn.

A Voice in the Wilderness Hymn
Title: A Voice in the Wilderness *** Name of Composer: Francis Donaldson Heins *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: James Lewis Milligan *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the glorifying words of the "A Voice in the Wilderness" lyrics, James Lewis Milligan (February 1, 1876-May 1, 1961), was born in Liverpool, England and achieved fame as a Methodist lay minister, poet and hymn writer.

A Voice in the Wilderness Lyrics

There's a voice in the wilderness crying,
A call from the ways untrod:
Prepare in the desert a highway,
A highway for our God!
The valleys shall be exalted,
The lofty hills brought low;
Make straight all the crooked places,
Where the Lord our God may go!

O Zion, that bringest good tidings,
Get thee up to the heights and sing!
Proclaim to a desolate people
The coming of their king.
Like the flowers of the field they perish,
The works of men decay,
The power and pomp of nations
Shall pass like a dream away.

But the word of our God endureth,
The arm of the Lord is strong;
He stands in the midst of nations,
And He will right the wrong.
He shall feed His flock like a shepherd,
And fold the lambs to His breast;
In pastures of peace He'll lead them,
And give to the weary rest.

There's a voice in the wilderness crying,
A call from the ways untrod:
Prepare in the desert a highway,
A highway for our God!
The valleys shall be exalted,
The lofty hills brought low;
Make straight all the crooked places,
Where the Lord our God may go!

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "A Voice in the Wilderness", Francis Donaldson Heins (February 19, 1878-January 1, 1949), was born in Herefordshire, England and became famous as a conductor, music teacher, musician and composer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: A Voice in the Wilderness
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): James Lewis Milligan (February 1, 1876 to May 1, 1961)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A This version of the hymn remains in Latin

Name of Composer of Music: Francis Donaldson Heins (February 19, 1878 to January 1, 1949)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "There's a voice in the wilderness crying, A call from the ways untrod"
First Publication Date: 1922

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