Desirous Dwellings - Isaiah Series (27)

Tune: Regent Square

('Lord of beauty, thine the splendour')

Isaiah 62 parts


Israel, they shall be a crown

Of glory, even each town

In the hand of the LORD they be

And royal diadem, see

Their name no more be Forsaken

Azubah (Hebrew) from them taken*


Nor shall their land be Desolate

Shemamah (Hebrew) removed, not late**

But Hepzibah shall your name be

'My delight is in her' free

And your land be Beulah, 'Married'

You and land to the LORD wed


For as the bridegroom rejoices

Over the bride, clear voices

Of rejoicing shall the LORD sound

And echoes of praise redound

For His delight in them shall be

He with them eternally


Say to Zion, Your salvation

Comes, you be the blessed nation

They shall be the holy people

The redeemed who on Him call

They named 'Sought out, 'Not forsaken'

The LORD His bride has taken


* The thought here is that where the people were forsaken,

the 'forsaken-ness' will be taken away.

** The thought here is that their desolation will be taken away 'not late'.



  • Neville

    I am presently looking for one of these having just sold my old cottage .. a desirous dwelling that is .....

    • orchidee

      Thanks Neville. It was gonna be 'Delightful Dwelling' but I had already used that title. Could be No.2 I suppose - a second home?

    • Goldfinch60

      Good one Orchi.

      • orchidee

        Thanks Gold.

      • Samreen Chowdhury

        great write orchidee! enjoyed this read!

        • orchidee

          Thanks Samreen.

        • RDS

          Really well structured flowing verse orchidee. The subject is largely unknown to me but you make it a pure pleasure to read and learn. Thanks for your thoughts.

          • orchidee

            Thanks RDS.

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