A small child trembles at surprise changes
Unexpected things that startle,
Even lovers tremble at the surrender to sudden joyfulness exposed
Captivated without thoughts of what may follow;
Mountains shake at most wonderful Words from higher up,
The entire Earth trembles as judgments from the Creator’s Throne approach!
Only what is true and what does last
Is in a line clearly drawn-
What is crooked will be made straight,
What is rough will be made smooth,
All mountains and hills brought low;
As the Prophet Isaiah proclaimed-
In the Holy Presence
Only what is Holy will stand!
The Shepherd carries His lambs with gentleness
While the faithful sheep follow nearby,
Wolves lie down as puppies in the tall grass
Lions wander in the midst of cattle and feed the same;
The earth will be made new
The heaven above as well,
As spoken, as written long ago!
Change for the good
Change for the better, cleansed from all trembling confusion and fears
The ultimate, delightful best for God’s chosen few.