Disraeli and the Sweet Singer
Disraeli (Benjamin of Israel), The Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-81), is
among the most notable of the distinguished men who have held office as
British Prime Minister. He was of Jewish extraction but of the Christian
Inspired by a noble vision of the British Commonwealth and
possessing the full confidence of Queen Victoria, Disraeli was not merely
successful in upholding the prestige of the Island Kingdom against the
machinations of Continental "Babylon"; he was also successful in securing
for Britain the control of the vital Suez "gate" and possession of the
important island of Cyprus.
Whether Disraeli was
actuated by a knowledge of his country's true place in God's plan is not
known; but the following lines, taken from his novel Tancred, are
significant: "The most popular poet in England is the Sweet Singer of
Israel. Since the days of the heritage, there never was a race who sang so
often the odes of David as the people of Great Britain. It was the "sword
of the Lord and of Gideon" that won the boasted liberties of England; and
the Scots upon their hillsides achieved their religious freedom chanting
the same canticles that cheered the heart of Judah amid their
"I will never leave
thee, nor forsake thee."(HEB 13:5)
by Reginald H. W.
Source: 'Wake Up!'
magazine, November/December 1992