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Long I held peace, shall it for ever be ?
I will make barren all the hills and mountains,
By ways unknown to them will lead the blind,
They for shame have hid their face,
Hear, Oye deaf ! Ye blind, look steadfastly!
And who so deaf as Jacob can ye find ? Who blind as he that doth my prophets see?
As he that hath my law, who deaf and blind ? Yea, truly thou hast seen, and closed thy eyes; Thy ears are open, yet no sense replies.
The Lord would call to mind his word of old,
And magnify his name for his truth's sake; Yet is this people plundered, spoiled, and sold,
And all their chosen ones the makers take:
A spoil they are, in vain they help implore,
Who is among you that will hear this word,
And for the future will consider well ?
And destined to the plunderers Israel ?
He sent on them the flame,
Yea, thou art mine, I call thee by my name. Shouldst thou pass through the waters, these I quell, And through the rivers, I am still with thee;
Though in the fire, thou shalt not feel the flame, It shall not scorch; in safety thou shalt be.
I am the Lord of earth and heaven,
Sheba and Ethiopia in thy place.
Therefore will I give nations for thy race;
And from the east thy children will I sever,
Withhold not !” to the south I will proclaim.
Yea, from afar bring forth my sons to me,
Every one that is called by my name,
Bring forth those who are blind, and yet have eyes;
And be assembled every different nation.
Or hath some witness of this revelation; Or who can say, Lo ! thus was it foretold ?
Ye are my witnesses, Jehovah saith,
chosen ones, whom I have named, That ye may know, and place in me your faith, And
ye may understand that I am He. No God before my being had been framed, And also after me existeth none. Ye sons of men, your
God behold in me; No hand but mine hath your salvation won.
My purpose I foretell, and I will save;
message gave. I call you as my witnesses to stand, That I, Jehovah's self, am God alone. Even before time was, Lo, I am he !
And there is none can rescue from my hand. I work—who shall reverse my fixed decree?
Thus saith Jehovah, the Redeeming One:
Thus saith Jehovah,
Who made for thee
A pathway in the sea, And through the mighty waters led thee over; Who summoned forth the rider and the horse, The army and the
They rise again no more;
Do ye not bring to mind the things of old ?