77. Isaiah the Prophet Has Written of Old

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Text Information
First Line: Isaiah the prophet has written of old
Title: Isaiah the Prophet Has Written of Old
Author: Joy F. Patterson (1982)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 11.8.11.8.D
Scripture: Isaiah 11:6-9; Isaiah 55:10-13; Isaiah 59:7-15; Isaiah 65:25; Hosea 2:18; Matthew 6:9-10; Luke 11:2
Topic: God's Covenant with Israel; Justice; World Peace
Language: English
Copyright: © 1982 The Hymn Society (admin. Hope Publishing Company)
Tune Information
Name: SAMANTHRA
Arranger: Robert Shaw (1961)
Arranger: Alice Parker (1961)
Meter: 11.8.11.8.D
Key: f minor
Source: American folk melody
Copyright: Arr. © 1961, ren. Lawson-Gould Music Publishers, Inc. (admin. Alfred Music Publishing)


Text Information:

This 20th-century paraphrase of Isaiah 11:6-9 and 55:11-13 was created specifically for this anonymous shape note tune (whose name is Hebrew for “listener”). The movement from near rhymes in stanza one to exact rhymes in stanza two reinforces the theme of fulfilled prophecy.


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