|85 (2)||Psalm 85 Version 2||CM|
|WHAT God th’Almighty Lord will speak,
Will we draw near to hear;
For to His people He’ll speak peace,
In kindness will appear.
|2||Mercy and truth that long were missed,
In Christ have truly met;
Sweet peace and righteousness have kissed,
And hand in hand are set.
|3||Truth from the earth through Him shall flower,
Shall bud and blossom here,
And righteousness from Heaven’s bower
Look down to draw us near.
|4||The Lord will come and not be slow,
His footsteps cannot stray,
Before Him righteousness shall go,
The herald of His way.
|John Milton, 1608-74‡|