God who rescues, save this child

And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne. (Revelation 12:4b–5)

God who rescues, save this child,
Catch him to your royal throne.
From that dragon long reviled,
Catch and keep him for your own.

Adam fell before the serpent,
Still your plan was not undone.
Gospel seed would rise usurpant,
Save, as Seth, this little one.

You saved a savior from the Nile,
In an ark of pitch and straw.
As Moses from the crocodile,
Catch this child from the claw

Always crouched and ever waiting,
Satan seeks to snatch our young.
God of mercy unabating,
Save your daughter, save your son

Infant Jesus heard the weeping
Of sad Rachel’s slaughtered sons.
Still you kept Christ from the reaping,
Likewise, save these little ones

Jairus pleaded for his daughter:
“Come and heal that she might live”
In his mending arms Christ caught her.
Lord, today this healing give.

Whether whole and hale here with us,
Whether with you on your throne,
Saving Lord, this mercy give us:
God who rescues, save your own

© 2019 Josh Bishop

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