Hymns, #1186

Experience of Christ - Versus Religion

Eng/Kor:1186  Chin:-  Span:-  Rus:-  Tag:-  Fra:-  Por:-

Music:James McGranahan

Hymns using same tune:

#522, #887, #983, #1097, #1250


John 1:19-36


The scribes and Pharisees all thought

A leader great would come.

So they to John the Baptist came

To ask if he's the One.

"Art thou the Coming One?' they asked,

To which he made reply:

"I'm not the Christ — I am not He —

A voice, that's all, am I."


And on the morrow, John stood there

And spoke to two or three.

And as he lifted up his eyes,

He then did Jesus see.

He said, "Behold the Lamb of God,

'Tis He Who walks this way.

He's here to take the sins of all

And bear them all away!"


Yet poor religion counted not

These things of any worth,

But seeking for a leader great

It lingered on in dearth;

And looking for a movement strong,

Continued in its strife.

Preoccupied with these things,

They missed the Lord of LIFE!


Religion is Christ's enemy,

It's even so today.

For though they name Him, should He come,

They'd put the Lord away.

They did it then, they'd do it now,

They'd miss the Lord again.

So let us seek the Lord Himself,

The lamb, the dove obtain.


Now in the Lord's recovery

We're drawn to Christ alone.

The Spirit as the gentle dove

Has found in us a home.

Let all religion turn away

To movements wide and great;

This testimony of Himself

Our Lord will vindicate!

Hymn #1186