Friday, December 16, 2011
The Dream Isaiah Saw
and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together;
and a little child shall lead them.
- Isaiah 11:6
I will freely admit to my love for old hymns and classical church music. I like some more modern songs as well, but at Christmas I especially have a soft spot for the classics. However, I heard a new piece at a Christmas concert that really captured my attention with its pretty melody and references to the prophecy found in Isaiah 11.
"The Dream Isaiah Saw" was written in the aftermath of 9/11, and it's a beautiful reminder of what we are promised in the coming of Christ. I couldn't find too many versions of this online, but here is a nice one from the choir at Alma College in Michigan.