by james tissot (john 21: 9-13)


Oh to walk by Galilee

See the crowds and what they see

Hear their laughter; feel their thrill

Learning of the Father’s will.

Hearing tales from where they live

Learning how to pray, forgive

How to walk the second mile

How to make the outcast smile.

Watching sickness turn and flee

Watching sinners saved and free.

This a pilgrim’s frequent wish

Camp with Him, and share His fish.


Then there was that other phase

Shadows came in threatening days

Cold religion sought to snare

Empire muscle everywhere

Politics and schemes of men

Shutting down the love again

Making plans to catch the Son

See His following over-run

See Him shackled, whipped, defamed

Brought to bar with no just claim.

Bring Him to a horrid Hill

All to serve His Father’s will.


Treasured fare to feast upon

Matthew, Mark

And Luke and John.

Take it to my quiet place

Learn His love

And seek His face.

Take to heart the Gospel’s peace

Tell a friend of faith’s release.

Christ is risen

Death’s great loss

Christ within me

Through the Cross.


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