Flowers Will Bloom in the Desert

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Walter Farquharson
Tune Name: CR HILL

Lyrics as Poetry

Flowers will bloom in the desert,
and enemies learn to be friends.
God’s world will be filled with God’s being,
will welcome the One that God sends.

Flowers will bloom in the desert,
captives walk free.
These promises, God, you have given,
your people have nurtured this dream.


The hungry will feed at the banquet,
the blinded be able to see.
All captives will walk out of prisons,
surprised at their call to be free.

Flowers will bloom in the desert,
captives walk free.
These promises, God, you have given,
your people have nurtured this dream.


The poor will know good news is spoken,
their value affirmed by their God.
The crippled will dance with God’s praises
and lilies shall burst from dead sod.

Flowers will bloom in the desert,
captives walk free.
These promises, God, you have given,
your people have nurtured this dream.


These promises, God, you have given,
your people have nurtured this dream.
In Jesus you call us to action,
you hold us in highest esteem.

Flowers will bloom in the desert,
captives walk free.
These promises, God, you have given,
your people have nurtured this dream.


Words by
Walter FarquharsonCopyright © 1985 by Walter Farquharson
Administered by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA


Audio Sample

FLOWERS WILL BLOOM IN THE DESERT
One Verse & Refrain
played on piano by Ron Klusmeier

Scripture References

  • Isaiah 35
  • Isaiah 51:3

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