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When People Learned of Jesus Christ

When people learned of Jesus Christ

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1997)
Tune: DEDICATION (Horman)
Published in 1 hymnal

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When people learned of Jesus Christ,
they came to hear him preach.
They longed to find out for themselves
what Jesus had to teach.
They pondered over parables,
and gave his words much thought,
but what they most remembered was
the love that Jesus taught.

He turned the water into wine
and multiplied the bread,
becalmed the heavy, stormy seas,
and even raised the dead.
The people wondered at the signs
and miracles he wrought,
but what they most remembered was
the love that Jesus taught.

He answered scribes and Pharisees
who would with him contend.
He healed the sick, the blind, the lame,
and was the sinners' friend.
They marveled at his prophecies,
the healing that he brought,
but what they most remembered was
the love that Jesus taught.

We may not work a miracle,
fulfill a prophet's role,
encourage sinners to repent,
or make the wounded whole,
but, as disciples, we can tell
we've found what all have sought:
the never-ending love of God,
the love that Jesus taught.

Dear God, at home, at work, at school,
in all of life, we pray,
help us be teachers who reveal
your love for us today,
that all the world may recognize
the spirit that is caught
when his disciples try to live
the love that Jesus taught.

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… Go to person page >

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First Line: When people learned of Jesus Christ
Title: When People Learned of Jesus Christ
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1997)
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Language: English

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