the people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned.
be strong and take heart,
all you who hope in the LORD.
there is surely a future hope for you,
and your hope will not be cut off.
My righteousness draws near speedily,
My salvation is on the way...
isaiah 9:2; psalm 31:24; proverbs 23:18; isaiah 51:5
and so it begins.