Grew in Wisdom and in Stature

Child once given to a mother who had pled to God on high,

Given back to Him who granted that for which her heart had cried.

He grew up to be a prophet and a judge to his own kind.

Grew in wisdom, and in stature and in favor with the Lord.

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Later to another woman, who gave birth when she was old,

came another child of promise who became a prophet bold.

He prepared the way for Jesus, this his mission, long foretold.

Grew in wisdom, and in stature, and in favor with the Lord.

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Born the savior of the nations, King of Kings and Lord of all,

Yet his mother was a virgin, and his birthplace was a stall.

As a child within the temple, to fulfill his Father’s call.

Grew in wisdom, and in stature, and in favor with the Lord.

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Called from every race and people, chosen e’er the world was form’d

Now one people,  Jesus’ body on the earth where He was scorned.

Giving thanks unto the Father, by the Spirit be transformed.

Grow in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with the Lord.

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Image:  Licensed to David Alexander by www.Storyblocks.com 

Source: 1 Samuel 2:18-20 & 26

Text:  David Alexander, 2003, CC BY-SA 4.0

Tune:   Holy Manna, Public Domain

Score:  https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/2020/Score/BrethernWeHave-HolyManna-Chords.pdf

Audio:  www.smallchurchmusic.com Used by Permission.

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