1 When John in prison came to hear
How great the works of Jesus were,
Sent his Disciples for to know
Their Saviour Christ, and own him too.
2 When they to Christ enquiring came,
He bid them go to John again
And shew to him where they had been,
And tell the wonders they had seen.
3 The blind are made to see the light,
The dead to feel his pow'r and might;
The deaf to hear the dumb to talk,
The lepres cleans'd, the lame to walk.
4 The poor they hear the gospel sound,
Which heals the soul of every wound;
They learn to know the way of peace,
The way to endless happiness.
5 How happy and how bless'd are they
Who know that Jesus is the way,
They bear the cross and are resign'd
To follow Christ with heart and mind.
6 Should we not praise the Lord our king?
Who did salvation to us bring,
Who pities men the fallen race,
And came to make them heirs of grace.
Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #XII