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A Seedling of Jesse Shall Flower

A seedling of Jesse shall flower

Author: William Venables Vernon Harcourt
Published in 1 hymnal

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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.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7906

Author: William Venables Vernon Harcourt

Harcourt, William Vernon, B.A., s. of Archbishop Harcourt of York, was born at Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire, in 1789, and educated at Oxford. Taking Holy Orders he became, in 1823, Rector of Kirkby-in-Cleveland, and Canon Residentiary of York; and in 1837, Rector of Bolton Percy. On the death of bis elder brother in 1861, he succeeded to the family property, Nuneham Park, Oxfordshire. He died in 1871. In 1840 he published a volume of Psalms & Hymns, and in 1855 his Symmetrical Psalmody. This latter work is one of the curiosities of hymnody. His version of Ps. cxxxvi., " Thank the Lord Who made the earth," is in Lyra Britannica, 1867; Martineau's Hymns, 1873, and others. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology  Go to person page >

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First Line: A seedling of Jesse shall flower
Title: A Seedling of Jesse Shall Flower
Author: William Venables Vernon Harcourt
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #7906
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