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.
|First Line:||Behold the mountain of the Lord|
|Title:||Behold the Mountain of the Lord|
|Source:||Scottish Paraphrases (1781) (varied from)|
|Source:||Moore's Companion (1756)|