Let the mountains shout for joy (Evan Stephens)

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Editor: Andrew Hawryluk (submitted 2005-10-15).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 240 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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General Information

Title: Let the Mountains Shout for Joy
Composer: Evan Stephens

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ or piano

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Original text and translations

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Let the mountains shout for joy!
let the valley sing, and the hills rejoice,
let them all break forth into song,
let them shout and sing and be glad before the Lord.

For the wilderness has blossomed like a rose,
and the barren desert is a fruitful field,
joy and gladness now are found there
in thanksgiving and the voice of melody.

The text is drawn from two different verses of scripture:

"The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose." (Isaiah 35:1)

"Let the mountains shout for joy, and all ye valleys cry aloud; and all ye seas and dry lands tell the wonders of your Eternal King! And ye rivers, and brooks, and rills, flow down with gladness. Let the woods and all the trees of the field praise the Lord; and ye solid rocks weep for joy! And let the sun, moon, and the morning stars sing together, and let all the sons of God shout for joy! And let the eternal creations declare his name forever and ever! And again I say, how glorious is the voice we hear from heaven, proclaiming in our ears, glory, and salvation, and honor, and immortality, and eternal life; kingdoms, principalities, and powers!" (Doctrine and Covenants 128:23)