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Let this be the Peaceable Kingdom by Raymond A. Foss
The predator will lie down with the prey
all will eat the grass, all will be at peace
so the words of the prophet foretell a time
when the worries of the world will fade to nothingness
when we will all live together harmoniously
with Jesse’s shoot, up from the cut stump
will reign forevermore
Let this be the peaceable kingdom now, Oh Lord,
May we be the generation where peace shall reign
and justice will come to this troubled earth
May we be the people who will bend
the spears into pruning hooks
Where war will be known no more
Help us Lord we pray
that the madness would cease
that the killing would end
that the violence, the maiming
would stop

December 9, 2007
Isaiah 11:1-10
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