From Isaiah

[From Isaiah 1]

The vision of Isaiah son of Amotz
The future Isaiah
[Which he saw]

Hear O heavens
Pay attention O earth
Come to me with real meaning
Purify yourselves
Remove the mistakes
Stop doing what prevents you
You may get out of your own way
Learn to do good
Be a seeker of justice
Strengthen those who need strength
Take up causes

Let us get moving moving
And reason together
And if our sins are like scarlet
They will whiten like snow
If they have reddened like crimson
They will become pure as wool
Turn the darkness into light

The more dark
The more light
Find your willingness

Don’t blame anyone
And all that is impure
Will burn away
In your burn

[From Isaiah 40]

Take comfort
Take comfort now
It’s time to come home
Take the straight road home
The highway
Time now for the crooked to become
Straight
The rugged
Leveled and low
It’s time —
Everybody knows

Get yourself up to a high mountain
Raise yourself up
Everything is in place
Waiting
Waiting for you

Nothing missing
Not one thing

[From Isaiah 49]

No one has forgotten you
You are engraved upon
G*d’s heart
You are written on the palms
Of G*d’s
Hands

Raise your eyes
And see all about you

You have said
This place is tight for me
No more
It has opened to you
Expansive

You will be nurtured
And you will be honored
You will know and be
Known

You will be comforted
— Even among the ruins
You will hear music
And see beauty
Everywhere

You will find joy
And music
And gratitude

[From Isaiah 54]

And when you feel
Unconsoled
Uncomforted
You will look down
And see yourself walking
On jewels
All your children will be students of G*d
Great will be the peace of your children

When you are thirsty
Go and drink
Eat what is good
And let your soul enjoy its abundance

Then no one
Will be in your way
And when you need to
Your soul will
Revive

[From Isaiah 51]

It is me
Who comforts you
And when you are scared
You have the words you need
In your own mouth

You will be protected
You may awaken yourself
You may awaken yourself now
And assume your strength

Shake off the dust
Inherit your peace
Turn away from the contaminants
Follow along
Slowly slowly
Cleanse yourself and follow along

[From Isaiah 54]

Sing and broaden yourself
Lose your fear
Spread out north
And south
And settle all the desolate
Places

Forget the shame of your past
I give you my kindness
And my covenant of
Peace

[From Isaiah 60]

Rise
Shine
Your light has arrived
You shall shine
Even in darkness
And G*d’s way will be seen
By your light

Lift your eyes all around you
They are all assembled to accompany you
Radiant
Fearless
And expansive
Shall be your heart

Now you inherit true
Abundance of life

Your light will never
Diminish

All your people are righteous
You are all a branch
Of the planting

G*d’s handiwork
All of you

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