Christ walked in Galilee

Christ walked in Galilee

The Feast of Tabernacles.

(The Gospel History, Section 77)

And after these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Judæa, because the Jews sought to kill him. Now the feast of the Jews, the feast of tabernacles, was at hand.

Christ walked in Galilee

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

Ah, blesséd country, how thy paths are dear
To us who love the Lord! Is never spot
In all that northern province but His feet,
Weary with walking for behoof of men,
May there have trod: we wonder that ’twas so—
That the Son of Man a footsore pilgrim went,
And all for love of us! As bride thou go’st,
Thou many-floweréd Galilee, arrayed
In memory of Him who walked in thee!

Jerusalem drew the Lord, for there was set
His Father’s House resplendent upon Zion!
How fain would He go up with them that praised!
But enemies lay in wait in Zion’s ways,
And, went He up, the end had come too soon.
His own received Him not; as Outlaw, went
The Christ of God, the King of Israel,
E’en as that King who, hunted, hid himself,
A partridge on the mountains!

See, festive pilgrims gladden all the ways,
Songs of high praise and merry jests go round
Among the folk, embower’d in branches green
They carry to Jerusalem there to build,
Each family, its booth of verdant boughs:
A moving forest, went the merry folk,
And gleeful children played and women sang;
But Christ who loved the people might not join
Their happy ranks for them that sought His life.

St. John vii. 1, 2.
1 Samuel xxvi.

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