Christ a Blind Man Saw One Day

Christ a blind man saw one day

Author: Susan Peterson (1999)
Tune: [Though the angry surges roll]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. Christ a blind man saw one day,
as He went along his way.
His disciples asked, Who sinned,
that he blind from birth has been?
Jesus said, Sin’s not to blame,
but God’s work will now be plain.
Then He spit upon the ground,
made some mud, and put it on.
Go and wash, He then did say,
and the blind man did obey.
He was blind no more;
he now could see.

2. All the people were confused
when they heard about the news.
They said, Blind you’ve been for life.
How then did you gain your sight?
He said, Jesus—it was He.
He made mud, I washed, now see.
Then the Pharisees complained,
though the miracle was plain.
This man’s not from God,
they claimed, for the Sabbath He’s profaned.
They were blind from sin;
they could not see.

3. The man’s parents then were called
and were asked to recount all.
They confessed he was their son,
but knew not what Christ had done.
They said, Ask him; let him tell.
He’s of age and can speak well.
So they summoned him once more.
Said, This Man’s a sinner sure.
He said, Whether He has blame,
I know not, but this is plain:
Though I once was blind,
I now can see!

4. Still the Pharisees did rail,
asked him to repeat his tale.
Said, His foll’wer you’ve become,
though we don’t know where He’s from.
He replied, If not from God,
this man could not do such good.
Then they drove him from that place.
Jesus found him in disgrace.
Said, The Son of Man now speaks;
you have seen Him; now believe.
He said, I believe; Lord,
I believe!

5. Jesus came to judge the earth
and show sin for what it’s worth.
As He gave the blind man sight,
He can cleanse us by His might.
But we must admit we’re blind,
or His healing we’ll not find.
If we claim that we can see,
we will ever guilty be.
But when we in Him believe,
He will then our guilt relieve.
We’ll be blind no more
when we believe.

Author: Susan Peterson

Born: Oc­to­ber 17, 1950, Port An­ge­les, Wash­ing­ton. Died: Ju­ly 23, 2004, Per­al­ta, New Mex­i­co. Susan was the se­cond of two girls in the fam­i­ly. Her fa­ther worked for the Na­tion­al Park Ser­vice, so Su­san en­joyed grow­ing up in Na­tion­al Parks and His­tor­ic Sites across Amer­i­ca. She did her un­der­grad­u­ate work at Stan­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty and earned a BS in ma­the­ma­tics in 1972. The next year she took a one-year grad­u­ate pro­gram at Mult­no­mah School of the Bi­ble in Port­land, Or­e­gon, and re­ceived a Cer­tif­i­cate of Bi­ble up­on com­ple­tion. She de­cid­ed not to pur­sue a ca­reer in com­put­er sci­ence, as she had orig­in­al­ly in… Go to person page >

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First Line: Christ a blind man saw one day
Title: Christ a Blind Man Saw One Day
Author: Susan Peterson (1999)
Language: English
Copyright: Released into the public domain


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