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W. Garrett Horder, comp. The Poets’ Bible: New Testament. 1895.

In the Synagogue at Nazareth

Arthur Middlemore Morgan

‘And He came to Nazareth where He had been brought up; and, at His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read.’—LUKE IV. 16.

DID He not come from heaven to earth for His?

Far less the depth their city-ramparts crown;

Oh say what hinders that they cast Him down,

The Man Who claims to end all prophecies?

He would go down a deeper precipice,

He will go forth anon to die for men,

His own shall seize Him at the token-kiss.

He will not vanish from their midmost then.

For Angel He; the Angel of the Holy,

Before Isaiah spoke or Jordan rolled,

To preach the Gospel to the meek and lowly,

To break the chains, to bid the blind behold,

To bind the broken heart, to preach for near

The day of grace, the Lord’s accepted year.