"A VOICE CRIES OUT"
Music & Lyrics by Sonia King
Copyright 1983 Sonia King


O Zion - herald of good tidings,
lift up your voice - lift it up with strength.
Behold your God -
behold your God is coming,
with his reward and with a recompense.

He will feed his flock like a shepherd,
he will gather the lambs in his arms.
He will carry them safely in his bosom &
will lead gently those that are with young.

CHORUS A
A voice is crying loudly in the desert,
preparing the way of the lord.
Every mountain and hill shall be levelled.
All flesh shall see it together,
the glory of the lord forever,
the coming of our God to earth again!

The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He gives power - power to the faint,
and to him who has no might
he increases strength.

Even youths shall faint and be weary.
And the young shall fall by the way.
But they who wait for the lord shall be strengthened.
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and they shall not faint.

A voice says "CRY!"
What shall I cry?
"That all flesh is like the flowers of the field.
The grass dies - the flowers wither too,
but the word of our God lives - die it never will."

(Repeat Chorus A)