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|Title:||No Weight of Gold or Silver|
|Author:||Timothy Dudley-Smith (1972)|
|Copyright:||© 1984, Hope Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Used by permission|
st. 1 = 1 Pet. 1:18-19
st. 2 = Isa. 53:3-6, John 1:29
st. 3 = 2 Cor. 5:14, 17
Timothy Dudley-Smith (PHH 233) wrote this text during August 1972 at his seaside summer home in Ruan Minor, Cornwall, England. The text was first published in the British collection Psalm Praise (1973) as a psalm for Passion Week.
This strong text of testimony and encouragement points all sinners to Christ, the Lamb of God. It also encourages believers to continue the journey that will ultimately bring them to the throne of the Lamb in glory. The repeated phrase "Lamb of God" is John the Baptist's description of Christ as the fulfillment of the Old Testament Passover (John 1:29).
Lent; Holy Week; Easter; worship services of confession/forgiveness as well as other times in which we reflect on Christ's redemptive work.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook