Monday, December 17, 2007

Go to the link below and hear this song!

The Dream Isaiah Saw

Lions and oxen will sleep in the hay,
Leopards will join with the lambs as they play,
Wolves will be pastured with cows in the glade,
Blood will darken the Earth that God made.
Little child whose bed is straw,
Take new lodgings in my heart.
Bring the dream Isaiah saw:
Life redeemed from fang and claw.
Peace will pervade more than forest and field:
God will transfigure the Violence concealed
Deep in the heart of systems gain,
Ripe for the judgment the Lord will ordain.
Little Child whose bed is straw,
Take new lodgings in my heart.
Bring the dream Isaiah saw:
Justice purifying law.
Nature reordered to match God’s intent,
Nations obeying the call to repent,
All of creation completely restored,
Filled with the knowledge and love of the Lord.
Little child whose bed is straw,
Take new lodgings in my heart.
Bring the dream Isaiah saw:
Knowledge, wisdom, worship awe.

—Thomas H. Troeger
Lantz Professor of Christian Communication
Yale University Divinity School in his book
Borrowed Light: Hymn Texts, Prayers and Poems

Everyone needs to go to this link: http://newmedia.alma.edu/isaiah_loband.html to listen to this song. It's incredible, put to music by Glenn Rudolph. This is the best song I've heard in recent memory.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

HOLY COW I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS! Sang this song in choir at Grace University some five years ago now, and have never heard it since. Thank you for the text and the link! So gorgeous, and such a wonderful message!