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From the brightness of the glory - The Evangelist
(Frances Bevan/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The Evangelist.

John 17,18.

1. From the brightness of the glory,
      "Go ye forth," he said;
"Heal the sick and cleanse the lepers,
          raise the dead.
  Freely give I thee the treasure,
        freely give the same;
  take no store of gold or silver –
            take my Name. (PDF - Midi)

2. Carry neither scrip nor raiment,
      neither shoes nor staves;
walk unburdened through the deserts,
          o'er the waves.
  Thou art fitted for the journey,
        howso long it be;
  thou shalt come, unworn, unwearied,
            back to me.

3. Thou shalt tell me in the glory
      all that thou hast done,
setting forth alone; returning
          not alone.
  Thou shalt bring the ransomed with thee,
        they with songs shall come
  as the golden sheaves of harvest,
            gathered home."

4. Then I went as he had told me –
      he, the Lord in heaven;
went in power of the Spirit
          he had given.
  And the sick arose rejoicing,
        bore away their bed;
  and in might of life eternal
            rose the dead.

5. And a light beyond the sunlight
      did the blind man see;
loud and sweet the dumb sang praises,
          Lord, to thee.
  And the leper from his exile
        came thy grace to own,
  falling low in rapturous worship
            at the throne –

6. where he sitteth, working wonders,
      high at God's right hand,
more than when an outcast stranger
          in the land.
  From the throne in heaven speaks he –
        speaks, and it is done;
  thus does God delight to honour
            Christ, his Son.

7. Thus with instruments of music
      do his servants stand,
harp and lute the King has fashioned
          with his hand.
  And "the music of Jehovah"
        sounds from every chord;
  he who makes the glorious music
            is the Lord.

8. He by them tells forth God's praises
      to the ears of men,
and to God his praise ascendeth
          yet again.
  He alone, the Mighty Preacher,
        gathering his own.
  And the praise to God returning,
            his alone.

(7,5: 2 Chronicles 7,6.)

T. P.

Frances Bevan, Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso and others 1, 1899, 123-125.

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