The Righteous Branch

From King David's family tree 
A Branch will grow and bear fruit 
The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him 
The Spirit of wisdom and truth, 

Of knowledge and understanding 
The Spirit of counsel and might; 
In the fear of the Lord, 
He will certainly delight  

He will not judge  
By what He hears or sees 
But with righteousness and justice 
He will reprove with equity  

By His word, He will shake the earth  
And the wicked, He will slay 
Righteousness will be His belt, 
Faithfulness, a sash around HIs waist  

The wolf will lie with the lamb 
The goat will lie with the leopard 
The lion and the yearling together 
And a little child will be their shepherd 

The cow will feed with the bear 
Their young will not be afraid  
The lion will eat straw like the ox 
The infant will not fear the snake 

Nothing will harm nor destroy  
Upon God's holy mountain, 
For all will be permeated with God 
As the waters cover the ocean                            
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Inspired by Isaiah 11:1-9

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