A man who could not see received the gift of sight;
O Lord, you spoke and he believed and saw the light.
His joy was greater still than sight that was restored;
He saw, when you had made him well, that you are Lord.
Some leaders were distressed and said it was a sin,
For it was on the day of rest that you healed him.
They could not see the grace or know how much God cares;
The lack of vision in that place was truly theirs.
O Christ, you are the light to all who follow you;
You give to us the gift of sight—a new world-view.
When culture hems us in with values that destroy,
Lord, help your church to see again your kingdom’s joy.
LEONI 126.96.36.199 (“The God of Abraham Praise”)
Text: Copyright © 2011 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.