Mercy Mercy



©  Jeanne E. Webster


Bartimaeus, the blind beggar, sat

Beside the Jericho road,

Crying out to those who passed him by

For alms to lighten his load.

One day he heard a great crowd swarm past

He inquired, “Who goes there?”

When told that it was Jesus the Christ,

He shouted into the air:

“Son of David, have mercy on me!

Oh, please have mercy on me!”

Some of the crowd tried to quiet him

But he still cried out his plea.

Jesus heard him and looking around

Commanded, “Bring forth that man!”

Bartimaeus rose and dropped his cloak

And grasped for the Master’s hand.

Jesus asked, “What do you want of me?”

“Oh my Lord, that I might see!”

Jesus replied, “Then go on your way;

For your faith has set you free!”

“Son of David, have mercy on me!

The Lord had mercy on me!

I once was blind but now, Lord, I see.

Christ Jesus has set me free!”

Are you stuck by your Jericho road,

Tired of your life full of sin?

Cry out to Jesus; He is the door.

Open it and walk right in.

The crowds may tell you it’s all in vain:

“Be quiet; let Him go by!”

But open your heart and pray aloud.

The Master will hear your cry.

“Son of David, have mercy on me!

The Lord had mercy on me!

Oh, what joy is ours, what peace divine

When Christ Jesus sets us free!”


[Lyrics to a song I wrote, Bartimaeus.] 

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