Shout to the Lord

"Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
Was blind Bartimaeus' loud vocal plea

Some people there told him to be quiet 
But he shouted even more; it was quite a riot

Jesus stopped and said, "Call him here to Me."
So they called to him, "Cheer up! Get on your feet!"

Bartimaeus tossed his cloak aside and jumped to his feet;
When Christ asked what he wanted, he said, "I want to see."

Jesus declared, "Your faith has healed you; you may now go"
But when he saw Christ, he followed Him along the road

May God grant us vision to see where we've been blind, 
To fervently call out to God and follow Him closely behind 
---
Mark 10:46-52

Zion's Future Glory

Sing, barren woman;   Give birth to jubilation   For through your offspring's seed   Will come the longed-for consolation...