The Jesse Tree        
by John Flynn

Then I heard Isaiah shout
From the stump a shoot shall sprout
From the root a branch shall spring
God is changing everything

Chorus:
Oh children come with me
and we shall trim the Jesse tree
Praise God and glory be
Born us of the Jesse tree

Lighted  candles in the dark
John and Matthew, Luke and  Mark
Jeremiah, Samuel
Micah and Ezekiel
Foretold in the prophesies
Of two hundred centuries
God shall soon among us dwell
We'll call him Emmanuel
chorus

Each bough adorned by love inspired
Noah’s rainbow, David’s lyre  
Jesse’s staff, Josiah‘s scroll
The whale that swallowed Jonah whole
The lions that for Daniel slept
The tears that Hezekiah wept
The crown from Solomon’s own head
The stalk of wheat Ruth harvested
Jacobs ladder, Joseph’s coat
The shell, the dove and fishing boat
A scepter, star, and little lamb
Who shall be called the son of man
chorus

And I heard Isaiah shout
from the stump a shoot shall sprout
And from it’s roots a branch shall spring
God is changing everything



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