Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Hymn Based on John 2:13-22

John 2:13-22:

13 The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. 15And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 16And he told those who sold the pigeons, "Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade." 17His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for your house will consume me."

18So the Jews said to him, "What sign do you show us for doing these things?" 19Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." 20The Jews then said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?" 21But he was speaking about the temple of his body. 22When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

Jesus Zealous for His Father

To the tune: UPP, MIN TUNGA (http://www.hymnary.org/hymn/CCEH/1240 or http://www.hymnary.org/hymn/PsH/400). Based on John 2:13-22. Words: Bill Weber, 2011.

v. 1
Jesus zealous for His Father,
for the glory of His name.
Came to earth His name to honor,
where His name had been disgraced.
Zealous for the house of worship,
sought to purify His praise.

v. 2
Made a whip, began the cleansing,
drove the cattle, sheep away.
Overthrew the moneychangers.
This is not a marketplace!
For My worship must be holy
in this sacred, holy place.

v. 3
Then the Jews incensed, demanded,
Give a sign to us today!
You must prove Your right to do this.
We are rulers of this place.
This old temple, I’ll destroy it,
a new temple I will raise.

v. 4
Jesus Christ is the new temple,
was destroyed, a sacrifice.
But the Father would revive Him,
and His body soon would rise.
Though the world condemned, rejected,
dying, rising is His sign.

v. 5
Now the way to heaven opened,
through the door of sacrifice.
Sin had closed the way to heaven,
enter in through Jesus Christ.
Come to Jesus and receive Him,
for the first or thousandth time.

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