The children of Israel, standing tall

Jericho and conquests beyond the fall

Possessing Canaan, equipped to defend

Tribes of twelve, of which they descend


From Joshua’s death to the Promised Land

False gods worshipped at every command

Returning to evil ways unpleasantly

God promised judges to bring victory


Israelites oppressed, Philistines of power

The appearing of an angel in a timely hour

The bearing of a son, promised to occur

Delivery from Philistines, was told to her


A chance of hope, not rendered forlorn

Unto mother and father Samson was born

A roaring lion of enemy plans

Samson seized the strength of his hands

Written by Geraldine Taylor ©