Lyrics for Symphonic Choral Work:
"The Conversion of Nicodemus"
by John Keith Davis
c 2003 JKD/PHM
all rights reserved
He was in the world. The world was made by Him. He was in the world, the world was made by Him but the world knew Him not.
He came unto His own. His own received Him not, but we beheld the glory and the grace and the truth.
For fear he came by night, to ask, "Are you from God?" Jesus said, "You must be born again to see God."
"But I could not return into my mother's womb." Jesus said, "The flesh brings only spiritual death."
It's like the wind that blows, and no one really knows exactly where it goes. So it is, you must be born again to see God.
For God so loved the world that He gave us His Son, that we might believe, and so believing never die, but live forever and be whole. True light is come into this world, but men choose darkness, there to hide. He that does Truth will find the Light, and prove his deeds are wrought in God. God sent His Son, not to condemn a world that's lost, enslaved by sin, but that this world, through God's own Son, might be saved and renewed.
Nicodemus said, "We should let Him speak. Before we try to judge, we need to understand."
any man thirst, let him come unto me. A river of water of life shall he
Do not be deceived or begin to believe, no prophet arises from Galilee.
If any man thirst, let him come unto me. A river of water of life shall he be.
came forth with incense. Nicodemus came forth with incense. The death of
the Son of Man made him take a stand. Nicodemus came forth with incense.