Advent Daybook 1: Nation shall not lift up sword against nation

My Advent daybook for these 24 days of waiting. Join me, won't you? (see previous Advent daybook 2016 posts here)

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peaceable kingdom  (1848) by edward hicks ( source )

peaceable kingdom (1848) by edward hicks (source)

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Savior of the Nations, Come (lyrics here)

The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it, and many peoples shall come, and say:
’Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may teach us his ways
and that we may walk in his paths.’

For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.

O house of Jacob,
come, let us walk
in the light of the Lord.
— Isaiah 2:1-5 (ESV)

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Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
— Book of Common Prayer

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Write out all of the stanzas to the Advent carol "O Come, O Come Emmanuel".  Place the handwritten song somewhere you will see every day during Advent.

Find the lyrics here.

(see all Advent daybook posts from 2015 here)