85 (2)Psalm 85 Version 2CM
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‡