1 The Christ of whom the Gospels tell
Shared our humanity;
He drank the cup we all must drink,
Life's hardships and its joy.
With fishermen and Pharisees
He freely spoke each day;
With widows and with noblemen
He walked the Kingdom's way.

2 The Christ of whom the Gospels tell
Brought healing far and wide;
He carried peace to troubled hearts,
Sowed hope where hope had died.
Within his presence, evil fled
And night would disappear;
His love enabled all to see
How needless was their fear.

3 The Christ of whom the Gospels tell
Was nailed beside a thief;
He thirsted and he suffered there
In loneliness and grief.
Yet in his features we may see
A more than human face
And in his rising from the dead
A work of God's own grace.

4 The Christ of whom we gladly tell
Is truly flesh and blood
But also in a thousand ways
A window into God.
In Christ the Father gives himself
Without reserve to men;
In him the Spirit brings to us
Fresh strength to live again.

David Mowbray (born 1938)
© 1988 David Mowbray/Jubilate Hymns
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