Behold! the mountain of the Lord

Behold! the mountain of the Lord.  Michael Bruce* (?) (1746-1767). This is paraphrase 18, of Isaiah 2: 2-6, in the Scottish Psalter (1929). An earlier version was included in the Scottish Translations and Paraphrases (1745) beginning ‘In latter days the mount of God,/ His sacred House, shall rise’ (annotated under this heading in JJ, pp. 564-5). The present version was published by John Logan* in Poems. By the Rev. Mr. Logan, One of the Ministers of Leith (1781), and printed in the same year in the revised Scottish Translations and Paraphrases. In view of Logan’s alleged appropriation of other poems of Michael Bruce (see JJ, pp. 187-9), there is a strong suspicion that this re-writing of...

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