New Hymns for the Lectionary
4th Sunday of Lent Year A - Gospel

Wash the Mud Out of Your Eyes
TEXT: Mark Ryman (2005) based on John 9:1-41
Dix,” by Konrad Kocher (1838).

Do good works while you still may.
Work while it is still called day.
Night is coming sooner than
Later when work’s hard for man.
Some men only know the dark;
While you can, you be their spark.

He is the Light of all life.
He is the end of man’s strife.
Wash the mud out of your eyes
So that God is glorified.
Wade deep in the pool called Sent;
Seeing starts with that descent.

Jesus heals on any day,
Bringing life back to this clay.
Let them ask you how you see;
Tell them freely why you’re free:
Jesus loves me this I know
For the Bible tells me so.

Believe in the Son of Man
While it’s day and you still can.
There is coming darkest night
When your soul would take its flight.
But it is required of you;
Foolish child, your life is through.

The best work that you can do
Is to trust that One so true
To His word and for the right.
Trust Him to restore your sight.
Jesus can give you vision
For He is the Light of men.

© 2004, Mark E. Ryman

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