Many believed

Many believed

A Sign.

(The Gospel History, Section 21)

Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, during the feast, many believed on his name, beholding his signs which he did. But Jesus did not trust himself unto them, for that he knew all men, and because he needed not that any one should bear witness concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man.

Many believed

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

Many believed, of the people in Jerusalem
During the days of the feast. They saw the signs,
(What others were there done we know not of?
That sign of the cleansing, only, we are told)—
Perceived them to be signs, and read aright
The tokens of Messiah. Was He not glad?
Till now but five, now many men believe;
(Our heart is lightened for the Son of Man!)
But Jesus did not trust Himself to these;
All men were to Him as an open page;
He knew the hidden thought of every heart,
(As we may know, keep we the single eye),
And these believed because they saw the signs
As evidential proofs of Him God sent;
But strangers yet were they to all that glory
Of His goodness and humility and love!
What profit in a faith of the mind alone,
That reacheth not the springs of love in a man?

St. John ii. 23–25

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