Are You the One

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"Are you the one," they asked him,
"the one who is to come?
or must we go on waiting
for God's own promised one?"
He gave John's friends an answer,
so simple, yet profound.
"See for yourself," said Jesus,
"the signs are all around.

"A lame man's bed is empty,
he danced with joy today;
a beggar's cup unneeded,
for he can see his way;
the leper's bell discarded,
no longer cause for fear;
an ear long tuned to silence
now suddenly can hear!

"No sackcloth now or ashes,
the sinner's been redeemed;
and into mourners' tear cups
forgiving love has streamed.
An unused tomb goes begging,
a widow sings her praise,
a precious son is living,
and wondrous are God's ways!

"Tell John what you have witnessed;
go tell him what you've heard:
The sick and poor in spirit
accept God's living Word.
And blest are those who love me,
who doubt and yet believe,
who hope and wait, expecting
Love's blessings to receive."

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a United Church of Christ minister and church education specialist, works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota as a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She has also written over eighty hymns, and her texts are included in hymnals or supplements published by the Advent Christian Church, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources, Alternatives for Simple Living/Selah, Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, United Church of Canada and the United Methodist Church. Mary is a Life Member and former board member of Choristers Guild and a Life Member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. She is also a member of ASCAP. --mnk Go to person page >

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SENT BY JOHN


ES FLOG EIN KLEINS WALDVĂ–GELEIN

ES FLOG EIN KLEINS WALDVOGELEIN, a German folk tune, was first published in an early-seventeenth-century manuscript collection from Memmingen, Germany. It later became a setting for Christopher Wordsworth's (PHH 361) "O Day of Rest and Gladness" in George R. Woodward's Songs of Syon (1910 edition).…

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