7906. A Seedling of Jesse Shall Flower

1 A seedling of Jesse shall flower,
A ruler descend from his line,
Instinct with the spirit of power,
The spirit of wisdom divine.

2 A judge to reprove for the meek,
The mantle of justice to wear,
To render their rights to the weak,
The wrongs of the poor to repair.

3 Then none shall devour or hurt,
When God has His dwelling with men;
The babe with the scorpion shall sport,
And play on the cockatrice’s den.

4 Then children the tiger shall lead;
The wolves shall lie down with the flocks;
The kid with the leopard shall feed,
The lion eat straw with the ox.

The word that goes forth from His mouth
A light to the nations shall be,
To spread from the north to the south,
And flow like the tides to the sea.

Text Information
First Line: A seedling of Jesse shall flower
Title: A Seedling of Jesse Shall Flower
Author: William V. Harcourt
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Symmetrical Psalmody, 1855
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: George Cole Stebbins (1912)
Meter: LM
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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