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A song of Peace

Language: English

There shall come forth a rod
        out of the stem of Jessie,
        and a branch shall grow out of his roots;
And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
        the spirit of wisdom, and understanding,
        the spirit of counsel and might,
        the spirit of knowledge, and of the fear of the Lord:

And he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes,
        Neither reprove after the hearing of his ears;
And with rightness shall he judge the poor,
        and reprove with equity the meek of the earth;
And He shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth,
        and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins,
        and faithfulness the girdle of his veins.

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb.
        And the leopard shall lie down with the kid,
and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together,
        and a little child shall lead them.
They shall not hurt nor destroy
        in all my holy mountain:
For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
        as the waters cover the earth.

And in that day there shall be a root of Jessie
        which shall stand for ensign unto the people
        and his rest shall be glorius.

Submitted by James B. Robinson


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2007-06-20.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:24
Line count: 26
Word count: 219

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