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John gave some good hints about Jesus.

BibleGateway: John 1:19-28

ESV Text: John 1:19-28

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:51 and ends at about 3:5

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     19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? 20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. 21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. 22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? 23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. 24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. 25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet? 26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; 27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose. 28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 142:
A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth

— Organ Audio

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1. A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth, 
The guilt of all men bearing; 
And laden with the sins of earth, 
None else the burden sharing! 
Goes patient on, grow weak and faint, 
To slaughter led without complaint, 
That spotless life to offer; 
Bears shame and stripes, and wounds and death, 
Anguish and mockery, and saith, 
“Willing all this I suffer.” 

2. This Lamb is Christ, the soul’s great Friend, 
The Lamb of God, our Savior; 
Him God the Father chose to send 
To gain for us His favor. 
“Go forth, My Son,” the Father saith, 
“And free men from the fear of death, 
From guilt and condemnation. 
The wrath and stripes are hard to bear, 
But by Thy Passion men shall share 
The fruit of Thy salvation.” 

3. “Yea, Father, yea, most willingly 
I’ll bear what Thou commandest; 
My will conforms to Thy decree, 
I do what Thou demandest.” 
O wondrous Love, what hast Thou done! 
The Father offers up His Son! 
The Son, content, descendeth! 
O Love, how strong Thou art to save! 
Thou beddest Him within the grave 
Whose word the mountains rendeth. 

4. From morn till eve my theme shall be 
Thy mercy’s wondrous measure; 
To sacrifice myself for Thee 
Shall be my aim and pleasure. 
My stream of life shall ever be 
A current flowing ceaselessly, 
Thy constant praise outpouring. 
I’ll treasure in my memory, 
O Lord, all Thou hast done for me, 
Thy gracious love adoring. 

5. Of death I am no more afraid, 
New life from Thee is flowing; 
Thy cross affords me cooling shade 
When noonday’s sun is glowing. 
When by my grief I am opprest, 
On Thee my weary soul shall rest 
Serenely as on pillows. 
Thou art my Anchor when by woe 
My bark is driven to and fro 
On trouble’s surging billows. 

6. And when Thy glory I shall see 
And taste Thy kingdom’s pleasure, 
Thy blood my royal robe shall be, 
My joy beyond all measure. 
When I appear before Thy throne, 
Thy righteousness shall be my crown,- 
With these I need not hide me. 
And there, in garments richly wrought 
As Thine own bride, I shall be brought 
To stand in joy beside Thee.