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By Whom Shall Jacob Now Arise?

By whom shall Jacob now arise

Author: Thomas Kelly
Tune: ASCRIPTION (Emerson)
Published in 16 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 By whom shall Jacob now arise?
For Jacob’s friends are few,
And—what should fill us with surprise—
They seem divided, too.

2 By whom shall Jacob now arise?
For Jacob’s foes are strong.
I read their triumph in their eyes,
They think he’ll fail ere long.

3 By whom shall Jacob now arise?
Can any tell by whom?
Say, shall this branch that withered lies,
Again revive and bloom?

4 Lord, Thou canst tell—the work is Thine,
The help of man is vain.
On Jacob now arise and shine,
And he shall live again.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11013

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

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First Line: By whom shall Jacob now arise
Title: By Whom Shall Jacob Now Arise?
Author: Thomas Kelly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11013
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The Cyber Hymnal #11013

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