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The Holy One of Israel

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The Holy One of Israel
has promised wars will end;
the lion with the calf shall dwell,
and wolf a lamb befriend.
Let pruning hooks and plowshares made
from battle swords and spears,
that people may be unafraid,
and lay aside their fears.
Refrain
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Pray for God's peace on the earth.

The desert will be glad and bloom,
the living water flow,
the hope of peace will banish gloom,
and wash away all woe.
The blind shall see, the deaf will hear,
the speechless find a voice,
the lame shall leap now like a deer,
and everyone rejoice.
Refrain

The Holy One of Israel
will send a Prince of Peace,
a wise and mighty one, to dwell
with us, our joys increase.
With justice he will make things right
for all who suffer wrong,
and peace shall dawn at end of night,
and tears be turned to song.
Refrain

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Holy One of Israel
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1996)
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Notes: Anthem setting published by Abingdon #0687044375

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Come Away with Me #9

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