By God’s Spirit, Zerubbabel!
Zerubbabel, Governor of Judah,
Undertook to rebuild God’s temple.
It lay in ruins and enemies lurked.
This task would not be simple.
Through the prophet Zechariah
The Lord’s encouragement came.
The temple would be rebuilt
Only by the power of His name.
It would not be Zerubbabel’s might,
Nor by his building prowess.
Guided by the Holy Spirit,
He would repair the mess.
A descendant of King David,
Zerubbabel could have been king;
But since Israel was ruled by Persia,
He was named a lesser thing.
However, his work foreshadowed
The time when Messiah will reign.
His descendant Jesus is the One
Who Israel’s throne will claim.