A little Group went to Capernaum

A little Group went to Capernaum

Water made Wine.

(The Gospel History, Section 20)

After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and there they abode not many days.

The Marriage in Cana

(The Saviour of the World, Vol I Book III Poem VI)

A little group went to Capernaum,
Radiant in glow of an unspoken hope,—
The glory of a kingdom not revealed,—
Jesus, His mother, His brethren, and the five:
Note how they hang behind, and tell the signs
Whereby they know Messias in their midst!
How beg again from Mary’s lips the tale
Of marvellous Birth, confirmed by heavenly signs;—
His brethren seeing, as ne’er saw they yet,
In Him in their midst a Great One sent from God!
Jesus, reading all thoughts, knew, as they went,
The loneliness their craving hopes imposed
On Him, the Separate One, offered alway!
Simon, graced with new name, we may believe
Had leave to lead the band to his own house,
And lay his little wealth before his King,

Not many days abode they in Capernaum.

St. John ii. 12

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