8 A SONG OF GOD’S CHOSEN ONE
Egredietur virga de radice Jesse

Refrain: The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,*
the spirit of wisdom and understanding.
1 There shall come forth a shoot from the stock of Jesse,*
and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,*
the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
3 The spirit of counsel and might,*
the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
4 He shall not judge by what his eyes see,*
or decide by what his ears hear,
5 But with righteousness he shall judge the poor,*
and decide with equity for the meek of the earth.
6 The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,*
and the leopard shall lie down with the kid.
7 The calf and the lion cub together,*
with a little child to lead them.
8 They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,*
for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
   as the waters cover the sea.
Glory . . . Isaiah 11. 1-4a, 6, 9
The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,*
the spirit of wisdom and understanding.