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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Saturday Morning Canticle: Peace for the Nations

In days to come the mountain of the Lord's house
will be established as the highest of the mountains.
It will be raised above the hills:
and all the nations will flock to it.
Many peoples will come and they will say:
"Let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob
that we may be taught the ways of the Lord:
and may walk in the right paths."
From the mountain of the Lord shall go forth the law:
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
The Lord will judge between the nations:
and settle disputes for many peoples.
They shall beat their swords into ploughshares:
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation:
nor ever again prepare for war.
Come O house of Jacob:
let us walk in the light of the Lord.

Glory to the Father and to the Son:
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now:
and shall be for ever. Amen.

(A New Zealand Prayer Book, 90)

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