1 Behold! the mountain of the Lord
in latter days shall rise,
on mountain-tops above the hills,
and draw the wondering eyes.
2 The beam that shines from Zion's hill
shall lighten every land;
the King who reigns in Salem's towers
shall all the world command.
3 Among the nations he shall judge;
with judgements true shall guide;
his sceptre shall protect the just,
and quell the sinner's pride.
4 No strife shall rage, nor hostile feuds
disturb those peaceful years;
to ploughshares all shall beat their swords,
to pruning-hooks their spears.
5 No longer hosts encountering hosts,
shall crowds of slain deplore;
they hang the trumpet in the hall,
and study war no more.
6 Come then, O come, from every land
to worship at God's shrine;
and, walking in the radiant light,
with holy beauties shine.
|First Line:||Behold! The mountain of the Lord|
|Scripture:||Isaiah 2:2-6; Psalm 76; Psalm 87; Isaiah 2:1-5; Isaiah 11:1-10; Isaiah 25:1-9; Micah 4:1-5|
|Topic:||Advent; Kingdom; Remembrance Day(1 more...)|
|Source:||Song of Peace; para. Scottish Paraphrases, 1781, alt.|
|Composer:||Jeremiah Clark (1673?-1707)|
|Arranger:||Edward Miller (1731-1807)|
|Key:||G Major or modal|
|Notes:||Lower key 58|