Just As They Had Been Told

Verse 1:
Born of a woman, offspring of Abraham  (Gen. 3:15; 18:18)
Star out of Jacob, from Judah, a Lamb (Num. 24:17; Gen. 49:10)
Born in Bethlehem of Judea so small (Mic. 5:2)
Born of a virgin, the Lord of all  (Isa. 7:14)

Verse 2:
Called out of Egypt, in Galilee, a light  (Hos. 11:1; Isa. 9:1-2)
Rejected by the Jews who thought they knew right  (Isa. 53:3)
A Spirit of wisdom, of knowledge and power  (Isa. 11:2)
Honored on a donkey in a triumphant hour!  (Zech. 9:9)

These were words of the prophets so distinctive, so bold
Yet the people seemed blinded, deafened, and cold
They had not understood the prophecies of old
And now, all had happened – just as they had been told

Verse 3:
Sold for silver, betrayed by a friend (Zech. 11:12; Ps. 41:9)
Mocked and spit upon, hated by men (Isa. 50:6; Ps. 69:4)
Crucified with sinners to set all men free (Isa. 53:12)
Abandoned the grave, ascended to victory, oh! (Ps. 16:10; 68:18) 


Verse 4:
The final words of prophecy
Are spoken by Jesus to you and to me
(spoken:) In Revelation, Jesus says, “Behold, I am coming soon!
My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.”
(Rev. 22:12)

Final Chorus:
These words of the Prophet so distinctive, so bold
Will you be blinded, deafened, and cold?
Or, will you understand what Jesus foretold?
For soon, all will happen – just as you have been told

Soon all will happen – just as you have been,
You have been, you have been told
Just as you have been, you have been, you have been told
You have been told

(chords and melody available)

by Arrow © 1988

About Arrow

Hi and welcome! My pen name is Arrow. The word “arrow” intrigues me because it has two meanings that describe my passions. One, it is an instrument used intentionally to reach a target, and two, it shows the way. As a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, my goals are to live for Him, lead others to Him, and glorify the Heavenly Father. I pray that the stories, poems, song lyrics, and devotional thoughts I share on this website will always be inspired by the Holy Spirit and aligned with the truths found in God’s Word. My hope is that the words may penetrate your heart and point the way to a closer relationship with the Savior. I look forward to sharing my journey with you. Experiencing what God has in store is bound to be exciting! May you be blessed! ~ Arrow
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