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Prepare the way, O Zion

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Oh, blest is Christ that came in God's most holy name.

1 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.

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2 He brings God's rule, O Zion;

he comes from heaven above.

His rule is peace and freedom,

and justice, truth and love.

Lift hight your praise resounding,

for grace and joy abounding.

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3 Fling wide your gates, O Zion;

your Savior's rule embrace.

His tidings of salvation

proclaim in every place.

All lands will bow before him,

their voices will adore him.

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Closing Hymn

Savior of the nations, come!

1 Savior of the nations, come!

Virgin's Son, make here your home.

Marvel now, both heaven and earth,

that the Lord chose such a birth.

2 Wondrous birth! O, wondrous child

of the Virgin undefiled!

Mighty God and Mary's son,

eager now his race to run!

3 Thus on earth the Word appears,

gracing his created spheres;

hence to death and hell descends,

then the heavenly throne ascends.

4 Come, O Father's saving Son,

who o'er sin the victory won.

Boundless shall your kingdom be;

grant that we its glories see.