A graceful time of ruling

Appointed judge

Ruler of the people, keeper of the land

In a place of promise, Israelites reside

As the year draws near, voyage to Shiloh

Called to worship, offer your sacrifice

Here Hannah would pray

To grant her a son, Lord have your way

A solemn request

To ask of God, an answered prayer

Arrival of Samuel, so to dedicate

From a time of birth, till weaning transpired

His time had come

A due journey to the high-priest

Reflections of the temple

Eli saw she had prayed

A promise fulfilled

Clad in garments of white

Peace be still

Samuel shall stay, Samuel shall serve

In the ministry of the temple

Of valued worth


Written by Geraldine Taylor ©