The man who makes me want to cry

When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’ – Mark 10.47

From David King

In recent years, there is a moment during Christianity Explored in which I nearly always feel like crying. It’s the story of Bartimaeus in Mark 10. I’m not sure I can quite put it into words, but it’s something to do with his deep longing for Jesus.

Anyway, recently William shared a song with me and it is told from the perspective of Bartimaeus, so I thought that I would share it with you (I’ve put the lyrics below):

Son of David by Ghost Ship

The blind won’t gain their sight,
By opening their eyes…
A king is coming to His city and crowds surround, are following,
If I could see, I would follow too

He heals the sick with His hands,
as He walks by, they reach for Him;
If I could see, I would reach out too

The blind won’t gain their sight
by opening their eyes

Son of David have mercy on me! Son of David I want to see!
Son of David have mercy!

I can not leave this gate
since I can not see my way,
but I can stand and call His name
No I could never leave this gate
but I will stand and shout His name,
and I will count on His grace!

Son of David have mercy on me!
Son of David I want to see!
Son of David have mercy!
I was blind – now I see! Jesus saved me!

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