Scripture Verse

Prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people. Isaiah 62:10

Julia H. Johnston (1849–1919)


Words: Ju­lia H. John­ston, in Bi­ble Stu­dy Songs, by Ber­tha F. Vel­la & Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Pil­grim Press, 1899), pag­es 66–67.

Music: La Mi­ra­da Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel B. Towner (1850–1919)


The King, the King is coming,
Prepare, prepare the way.
Oh, pray, repent, endeavor
To serve Him while you may.
Persist in every effort
To make the pathway clear;
Advance and bear His banner,
The King Himself is near.


Prepare the way for Je­sus,
Cast out each hindering thing,
Let every heart be rea­dy
To hail the Sav­ior, King.

Resist, resist the tempter,
As soldiers true, endure;
Trust God, and hope for­ev­er,
His promises are sure.
Entreat the lost and careless
To open wide the heart,
To watch for Je­sus’ coming,
Nor let the Lord depart.


Arouse, arouse the sleeper,
The ris­en Lord to greet,
That all may gladly welcome
The coming of His feet.
Yield all to your Re­deem­er,
Put down all sin and pride,
Prepare the way for Je­sus,
The Sav­ior cru­ci­fied.