Praise to the God who Clears the Way

This is a hymn of praise which is particularly suitable for Advent.

It was written by English United Reformed Church minister, theology teacher and and feminist-author, Jan Berry. (b. 1953).

With meter 8.6.8.6, tunes it is set to include:
  • CREATOR GOD by written in 1964 by Norman Warren (1934-2019) - this is the tune which the text was originally set to
  • KINGSFOLD - a traditional Irish / English tune, source unknown - verses 1&2, 3&4 need to be combined when it is sung to this tune.

It was included in Singing the Faith, published by Hymns Ancient & Modern for the Methodist Church, London, 2011 - and this is the only located source of sheet music for the hymn set to CREATOR GOD.  It is available from various sources, including Amazon (link below).


Modified from "Blue Advent" by chadbrooks, licensed under CC BY 2.0






Downloads

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Examples

Singer with mandolin - tune KINGSFOLD


Singer with piano, tune CREATOR GGOD:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1 Praise to the God who clears the way, preparing room and space ...

2 Praise to the God who comes to judge the truth of word and deed ...

3 Praise to the God who waits with us for hope and joy to reign ...

4 Praise to the God who comes to bring comfort to all who mourn ...

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1 Praise to the God who clears the way
preparing room and space;
for power and pride will lose their sway
as peace comes in their place.

2 Praise to the God who comes to judge
the truth of word and deed,
who calls our minds and wills to change,
rebuking wealth and greed.

3 Praise to the God who waits with us
for hope and joy to reign,
who shares our suffering and our loss,
embodied in our pain.

4 Praise to the God who comes to bring
comfort to all who mourn.
The whole creation ‘Glory’ sings
as Christ the light is born.

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