In due time, Jacob will take root,
Israel will blossom and bud;
And fill the whole world with its fruit,
After the flowing of the blood.
God will hurt them as they hurt those,
Who have been causing hurt to them;
For the Lord is aware and knows,
Who to discipline and condemn.
He kills them as they killed others,
Punished by sending them away;
For what they did to their brothers,
Since they were leading them astray.
God removed them with a fierce blast,
As winds gusting out of the east;
And blowing ferociously fast,
In which was coming from the beast.
The wrongdoings of descendants,
Have been finally deleted;
For showing sincere repentance,
As Satan has been defeated.
For they will turn away from sin,
Razing altars of other gods;
So that a new life may begin,
All other idols are just frauds.
The mighty fortress is vacant,
The homestead is left deserted;
For the Lord has cast His judgment,
On the greedy and perverted.
I can see that calves will graze there,
Next to the sheep that will lie down;
Because the grass that they will share,
Be bringing life into the town.
They will be feeding off the boughs,
And when the boughs have become dry;
Heavenly feed that God endows,
Flowing down from Heaven on high.
Women will come build a fire,
As others will not understand;
But the command came from higher,
Renewing the boughs for the land.
Copyright © 2016 Richard Newton Sherrer