Text: Mark Ryman
Music: Hans Nägeli
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #orig
Scripture: Matthew 11:2-11
Original words sung to the tune of "Blest Be the Tie That Binds" (LBW 370)
Based on the Gospel Reading for Advent 3A
1 The blind receive their sight. The lame can walk again.
The lepers lose their awful blight.The deaf can hear this strain.
2 We sing of Christ our King who raises up the dead.
Oh Death, where is your fearsome sting? His subjects have no dread.
3 Our King still loves the poor; He is their own good news.
His word is not some news of yore; It’s yours if you so choose.
4 Do not be appalled by Him; He is life’s greatest find.
When you grasp Christ in life so dim, You too will not be blind.
5 You need not go astray. Repent and you will see
The Baptist paved the only way For you to be set free.
6 The King of kings descends To fill your heart just now.
He is the start of all your ends So bend your knee and bow.