The desert will sing and rejoice
and the wilderness will blossom with flowers;
and will see the Lord’s splendor,
see the Lord’s greatness and power.
Tell everyone who is anxious;
be strong and don’t be afraid.
The blind will be able to see;
the deaf will be able to hear;
the lame will leap and dance;
those who can’t speak will shout.
They will hammer their swords into ploughs
and their spears into pruning-knives;
the nations will live in peace;
they will train for war no more.
This is the promise of God;
God’s promise will be fulfilled.
~Iona Community Worship Book