Sight And Sound


Tune: St Timothy

('O Holy Ghost, thy people bless')

Mark 4 v.21-25


Jesus said, Is a candle brought

To be put, so He taught

Under a bush or a bed? Or

Put on candlestick sure?


For there it shall give out its light

And give to others sight

Our own way too we shall see clear

As it does bright appear


For there is nothing hid, which shall

Not be shown, this know well

Shall be revealed, and what it be

All shall see it freely


Nor was anything kept secret

That stay unopened yet

But it shall be spread abroad, known

An to all shall be shown


If you have ears to hear, then hear

Take heed, and all endear

To you what you shall hear, for what you

Give, you shall receive too


If you hear, more shall unto you

Be given, this is true

But they that have not, from them shall

Be taken, you I tell


Not as the world, where more and more

Results in greater store

Of earthly wealth, but spiritual

Treasures Christ gives people


  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 29th, 2023 03:15
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in Verses 5 and 6 can be explained as saying if we don't hear, then we won't be given more to hear, maybe because we won't hear it anyway. But if we do hear, we shall be given more to hear - if you follow?! The title could relate to part of a Collect (formal prayer) for St Thomas Day: '....Thomas, who would not believe, until sight and sound [of the risen Jesus] convinced him....'
  • Category: Spiritual
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