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“By whom shall Jacob arise?” Amos 7. 2, 5; Ps. 12. 1

T. Kelly   C.M.

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.