Re: [John_Lit] Re: Johnannine theology and hymnody
- Ramsey Michaels wrote:
> One of the best "Johannine" verses I know is from "Hallelujah, What aWe sing the first of these frequently in my church, and I also know the second.
> Savior," by Philip Bliss:
> "Lifted up was He to die;
> 'It is finished!' was His cry;
> Now in heaven exalted high.
> Hallelujah! What a Savior!"
> Or the lines from Toplady's "Rock of Ages":
> "Let the water and the blood
> >From Thy wounded side which flowed
> Be of sin the double cure
> Save from wrath and make me pure" (Or: Save me from its guilt and power).
> Speaking of which, notice William Cowper's line from "There is a FountainInteresting idea - this one (which we also sing frequently in my church) always
> Filled With Blood":
> "The dying thief rejoiced to see that fountain in his day."
> I've wondered, did Cowper identify the witness of John 19:35 as Luke's
> repentant thief. I don't know of any evidence from the Gospels that the
> thief saw the flow of blood from Jesus' side, unless that is it.
suggested Luke to me. I never thought of a Johannine connection. Thanks to all
who responded with helpful suggestions.