This song was written many years ago in response to an ugly situation that I thought had been resolved, but I could not have been more wrong. It is yet to be resolved, but I have faith that one day what I believe in faith will one day be reality.
I have continued singing it and believing that it is true and one day will be true for the original situation it was intended for.
In the meantime, I find the words comforting and encouraging as I pass through other trials and hardships. I hope that it blesses you too.
"To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified."