A Diamond in the Rough

John Singer Sargent, Street in Venice, 1882
John Singer Sargent, Street in Venice, 1882

to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified.

Isaiah 61:3

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