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Proper 19C - Gospel
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Mark Ryman (2004) based on Luke 15:1-10.
TUNE: "Salzburg" by Jacob Hintze (1678).
All of the people
had to hear
the great words of Christ so dear.
Tax man and the Pharisee,
scribes and sinners all agree;
these are words that all should know.
But on some folks he bestowed
welcome words to the humble,
causing clerics to grumble.
he taught all were fair and full
of that promise once proffered
once again freely offered.
Abram's kin are all welcome
in the foretold, heavnly home.
So if you have gone astray,
you dont have to stay away.
The Good Shepherd
looks for you;
each lost sheep he must pursue.
When a sheep or coin is lost
he will search despite the cost.
Though the price seemed high indeed,
the price was paid; Christ did bleed.
Now he owns youworn or chic;
Stop this game of hide-n-seek.
The Lesson - Luke 15:1-10
person is worth much to God. He paid the highest price for every
man, woman, and child. Indeed, he paid this same great cost for
you. A thousand dollars? A million or a billion dollars? No. Far
more than that was paid for your precious soul. God gave his own
life in payment so that you would not have to suffer eternal death.
2004, Mark E. Ryman
may freely use these hymn lyrics and/or commentary in whole or
in part for study and/or worship
But some people will have
none of it. They run from the object of their hearts desire.
Happiness will always elude them until they turn to the love of
their lives. Augustine said
that we would always be restless until we rest in God. Are you
running or hiding from love? Stop running. Rest in God's love.
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