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Once a prophet pictured Israel

Once a prophet pictured Israel,
like a vineyard, overgrown,
no more fruitful, judged and broken,
left to ruin, overthrown.

In the tone hear disappointment
in the prophet’s call and cry,
seeing bloodshed wound his nation,
justice now a living lie.

Verses 3-4 follow



Andrew Pratt (born 1948)

Words © 23/8/2011 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England,

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