Monday, July 11, 2016

Lord at Lehi

"[Samson] was sore athirst, and called on the LORD… But God clave an hollow place that was in the jaw [לֶחִי , jaw = Lehi, the place where Samson's battle was won], and there came water thereout; and when he had drunk, his spirit came again, and he revived: wherefore he called the name thereof En-hakkore [עֵין הַקּוֹרֵא, fountain of one calling], which is in Lehi unto this day" (Judges 15:18,19).  "Jesus said unto them, I am the Bread of Life… he that believeth on Me shall never thirst" (John 6:35). 

When Samson slew a thousand men
Upon the height of Lehi's mountain
With just a donkey's jawbone then,
God quenched his thirst at Lehi's fountain. 

Without that fountain, he would die,
And Samson therefore feared the worst,
But God at Lehi heard His cry,
And clave a fountain for his thirst. 

We view the image of that strife
Where Samson's thirst was satisfied
And see our Lord, the Bread of Life,
Who heard us also when we cried. 

O Lord, at Lehi, Samson knew
Your fountain saved him in that place,
And, like him, we acknowledge too,
You satisfy our thirst by grace.  

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