By whom shall Jacob arise? For he is small.@Amos 7:2
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Thomas Kelly (1769-1855)

Thomas Kelly, Hymns on Various Passages of Scriptures 1804.

Ascription Luther O. Emerson, 1866 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Luther O. Emerson (1820-1915)

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

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.

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

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.