166. Behold the Mountain of the Lord

1 Behold, the mountain of the Lord
in latter days shall rise
above the mountains and the hills,
and draw the wond’ring eyes.

2 The beam that shines from Zion's hill
shall gladden ev’ry land;
the Mighty God, the Prince of Peace,
shall all the world command.

3 Among the nations he shall judge;
his judgments truth shall guide;
his sceptre shall protect the just,
and quell the sinner’s pride.

4 No strife shall vex Messiah's reign,
not mar the peaceful years;
to ploughshares soon they beat their swords,
to pruning hooks their spears.

5 No longer hosts encountering hosts,
their carnage thy deplore;
the tools of death they lay aside,
and study war no more.

6 Come then, O come from every land
to worship at his shrine,
and,walking in the light of God,
with holy beauties shine.

Text Information
First Line: Behold the mountain of the Lord
Title: Behold the Mountain of the Lord
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ;
Topic: God: Protection
Source: Scottish Paraphrases (1781) (varied from)
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Key: F Major
Source: Moore's Companion (1756)

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