What Hope! An Eden Prophesied
What hope! An Eden prophesied Where tame live with the wild;
The lamb and lion side by side, Led by a little child!
A shoot will sprout from Jesse's stem, A branch from David's line,
A Prince of Peace in Bethlehem; The fruit of god's design.
As banner of God's love unfurled, Christ came to suffer loss,
That by his death a dying world Would rally to the cross.
Come, Jesus, come, Messiah Lord, Lost Paradise restore;
Lead past the angel's flaming sword--Come, open heaven's door.