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A shade for the nations and fruit for the earth,
a focus for people, a mark of their worth;
the sign of a cedar, a hope set up high,
for grace would be present, this wasn't a lie.

Abandoned in exile, or so it would seem,
the prophet had spoken of more than a dream.
Dejected and hopeless, their future seemed flawed,
yet through restoration life could be restored.

Verse 3 follows



Andrew Pratt (born 1948)

Words © 28/5/2012 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England,

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