"Panting Hart Music"
Lyrics for Symphonic Choral Work:
Isaac- "Laughter"
by John Keith Davis
c Jan 1994 JKD/PHM
all rights reserved

Ha-gar, Ha-gar, Ish-ma-el, Ish-ma-el. When Hagar conceived she despised her mistress.
Ha-gar, Ha-gar.

Ev'ry man's hand shall be against him,
Ish-ma-el, Ish-ma-el.

Ha-gar, Ha-gar, Ish-ma-el, Ish-ma-el.
His hand shall be against all men.

Cast out this bondwoman, cast out her son, for the sun of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, Isaac.

Isaac should not marry--from the daughters of this land, for Sarah's son should marry--from the house of Abraham.

Abraham sent his servant down, there was joy when Rebecca was found. There was joy, joy, joy! Joy when Rebecca was found! There was joy, joy, joy! Joy when Rebecca was found!

And then before Abimelech, the King of the Philestines, he said that she was not his wife; the only way to save his life...the only way to save his life.

Isaac must go to Moriah. Isaac must become a sacrifice, Isaac must become a sacrifice.
Moriah, Moriah...Near Zion, Near Zion.
Abraham knew God could raise him from the dead. Abraham knew God could raise him from the dead. Moriah, Moriah...God will provide, in His own time, His sacrifice....Near Zion, Near Zion.