Thursday, 29 March 2018

The God who goes all the way.

Lots of people have a view about Jesus the Nazarene. They did too in Jesus day. Some said or thought he was John the Baptist, Elijah or one of the prophets. But Peter declared he was the Messiah. Mark 8:27-30

If we think or assume that we can replicate love and compassion but don’t need Jesus redemption or truth then we become our own religion or philosophy and set ourselves against the living God.1 John 1:1-4. There is no neutral ground when it comes to Christ.

"Ride On, Ride On, in Majesty"
by Henry H. Milman, 1791-1868

1. Ride on, ride on, in majesty!
Hark! all the tribes hosanna cry.
O Savior meek, pursue Thy road,
With palms and scattered garments strowed.

2. Ride on, ride on, in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die.
O Christ, Thy triumphs now begin
O'er captive death and conquered sin.

3. Ride on, ride on, in majesty!
The angel armies of the sky
Look down with sad and wondering eyes
To see the approaching Sacrifice.

4. Ride on, ride on, in majesty!
Thy last and fiercest strife is nigh;
The Father on His sapphire throne
Expects His own anointed Son.

5. Ride on, ride on, in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die. 
Bow Thy meek head to mortal pain.
Then take, O Christ, Thy power and reign.

The Lutheran Hymnal
Hymn #162 
Text: Matt.21:9
Author: Henry H. Milman, 1827, alt.
Tune: ÒWinchester NewÓ
1st Published in: _Musikalisches Handbuch_Ó
Town: Hamburg, 1690



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