Christ, you made the blind man see; with some mud you healed his eyes.
So you acted lovingly, bringing health and changing lives.
Yet it was a Sabbath Day; rules were all that some folks saw;
They were quick to scorn the way you put love before the Law.
Christ, you came to judge the earth, bringing truth and life and light,
Showing humble ones their worth, giving vision, bold and bright.
Those who proudly think they see are the ones who often find
Though they act quite boastfully, they, in fact, are really blind.
God, we pray that we will be people filled with light and grace.
Show us what we need to see in this culture, time and place:
We are called to be your light, telling how you’ve changed us here.
Love can make the darkness bright; faith in you makes all things clear.
Biblical Reference: John 9:1-41
Tune: ABERYSTWYTH 18.104.22.168 D (“Jesus, Lover of My Soul”; “Watchman, Tell Us of the Night”) Joseph Parry, 1879.
Text: Copyright © 2017 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.