A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a branch will bear fruit.@Isaiah 11:1

William V. Harcourt, Symmetrical Psalmody 1855.

Ben Avon George C. Stebbins, 1912 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George C. Stebbins (1846-1945)

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

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.

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.

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.