378. We Wait the Peaceful Kingdom

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First Line: We wait the peaceful kingdom
Title: We Wait the Peaceful Kingdom
Author: Kathleen R. Moore (2010)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D
Scripture: Isaiah 2:2-4; Isaiah 11:6-9; Isaiah 32:16-18; Isaiah 58:8-9; Isaiah 60:18; Matthew 5:9; Matthew 6:10; Luke 2:6-14; Romans 8:16-17; James 3:18; Revelation 2:26-27
Topic: Animals; The Life of the Nations; A New Heaven and a New Earth3 more...
Copyright: © 2010 The Hymn Society (admin. Hope Publishing Company)
Tune Information
Name: MERLE’S TUNE
Composer: Hal H. Hopson (1983)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: © 1983 Hope Publishing Company


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This text paraphrases Isaiah 11:6–9 in the first stanza, then reflects on that passage in widening frames of reference from self to all creation and identifies its “little child” with one born at Bethlehem. The tune is named for the composer’s sister, his first piano teacher.


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