If they really could not see, they might be excused, but, sinning against the light of which they boasted, they were guilty indeed.
To be sung or read
Light of the world, our eyes unseal,
Thy miracles in us recount;
Now on our eyelids place the clay,
And send us to Siloah’s fount.
Light of the world, our praises hear;
Thou hast our darkness turn’d to day.
Though foes may mock, we will not fear,
But all thy glorious work display.
Tis no surprising thing
That we should be unknown,
The Jewish world knew not their king,
God’s everlasting Son.
Though we endure the sneer
And jest of wicked men,
We’ll patient wait till Christ appear,
For he will come again.