112. Behold! The mountain of the Lord

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.

Text Information
First Line: Behold! The mountain of the Lord
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: CM
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.
Tune Information
Composer: Jeremiah Clark (1673?-1707)
Arranger: Edward Miller (1731-1807)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major or modal
Notes: Lower key 58

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