Ten Lepers Facing Constant Scorn

Ten lepers facing constant scorn

Author: John Thornburg (1995)
Tune: RADIANT CITY
Published in 1 hymnal

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Author: John Thornburg

John Thornburg is the son, grandson and great grandson of Methodist ministers. After graduation from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, John served four appointments in the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church; as an associate in a large suburban congregation; as the editor of the North Texas edition of the United Methodist Reporter; in a central city cooperative parish; and, most recently, for ten years at Northaven UMC in North Dallas. He was the song leader of the North Texas Annual Conference for ten years. After 22 years in parish ministry, John pursued a new calling by starting an itinerant ministry of song leading and worship consultation called "A Ministry of Congregational Singing." His… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ten lepers facing constant scorn
Title: Ten Lepers Facing Constant Scorn
Author: John Thornburg (1995)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Publication Date: 2013
Copyright: © 2003 John Thornburg (admin. Wayne Leupold Editions)

Notes

Each successive stanza of this text serves to retell, interpret, or apply Jesus’ encounter with ten lepers outside
an unnamed village on the border of Samaria and Galilee. This event, mentioned only in Luke 17:11–19, is
characteristic of that gospel’s emphasis on forgiveness.

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