The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. Matthew 11:5
Words: Isaac Watts, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Book 2, 1707–09, number 137.
Miracles in the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.
Music: Park Street Frederick M. A. Venua, circa 1810 (🔊 pdf nwc) (repeats last line of each verse).
If you know where to get a good picture of Venua (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
Behold, the blind their sight receive;
Behold, the dead awake and live;
The dumb speak wonders, and the lame
Leap like the hart, and bless His name.
Thus doth th’eternal Spirit own
And seal the mission of the Son;
The Father vindicates His cause,
While He hangs bleeding on the cross.
He dies! the heav’ns in mourning stood;
He rises, and appears a God:
Behold the Lord ascending high,
No more to bleed, no more to die!
Hence and for ever from my heart
I bid my doubts and fears depart;
And to those hands my soul resign
Which bear credentials so divine.