Jacob

JACOB

©1997 D .J. Hayman

Heel-grabber, supplanter, patriarch,

You wrestled with the angel,

Come, look at the stars!

Your grandfather’s promise now rests on your sons;

Through the line of their descendants comes God’s Anointed One.

ויצחק

Deceive your brother? You can fool a man,

But the hosts of heaven move faster than you can;

Take the wings of the morning, flee away on and on,

But in the darkest corner comes the rising of God’s sun.

ויצחק

Heel-grabber, supplanter, patriarch,

You wrestled with the angel,

Come, look at the stars!

Your grandfather’s promise now rests on your sons;

Through the line of their descendants comes God’s Anointed One.

ויצחק

BRIDGE:

Jacob, now you’re called “Israel”;

A people, your pilgrim head pillowed on a stone;

Ravaged by the nations, this people called “God’s own”.

O come, Messiah, and bring Your people home

To the Promised Land.

ויצחק

Heel-grabber, supplanter, patriarch,

You wrestled with the angel,

Come, look at the stars!

Your grandfather’s promise now rests on your sons;

Through the line of their descendants comes God’s Anointed One.

ויצחק

Angels ascending, descending on Him;

He cleanses with fire, enlivens with Wind.

Brothers, long parted, in Him reconciled,

Sins put to death, lives raised up undefiled!

ויצחק

Heel-grabber, supplanter, patriarch,

You wrestled with the angel,

Come, look at the stars!

Your grandfather’s promise now rests on your sons;

Through the line of their descendants comes God’s Anointed One.

ויצחק

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