It was first published in 1970 by New Dawn Music, and today it is published by OCP Publications.
The tune is sometimes called A VOICE CRIES OUT IN THE WILDERNESS. It has a 4/4 time signature. In the key of D, the first few notes are A AB A D D.
The tune is different for each verse, making it most suitable for use with a cantor.
Solo singer with midi backing:
Solo singer with piano accompaniment:
LyricsThe lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on page 4 of this document.
The song starts with a four-line chorus, and this is repeated after each of the three verses. A rough outline is:
Every valley shall be exalted,
And every hill made low.
And all God’s people shall see together,
The glory of the Lord.
1 A voice cries out in the wilderness ...
2 Comfort all my people ...
3 Stand upon the mountain top ...