Here's a hymn that is the ninth in a series I’m writing that is inspired by A Sanctified Art’s upcoming 12-week creative bundle, "“Unraveled.” It is written in 188.8.131.52 D and is sung to the tune, NETTLETON, which is commonly used to sing “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing.” However, since it’s written in 184.108.40.206 D, it could work with many different tunes. If you would like it notated to a different tune, please let me know and I’ll be happy to get it done! It’s inspired by John 20:19-29
Permission is given for use in congregational worship. Please give the following credit: "Copyright 2019 Stephen M. Fearing | www.stephenmfearing.com"
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Why must doubt be such a bad thing? Why must Thomas be so shamed?
Through his trauma he was kept from seeing what his friends had claimed.
He was in the depths of grieving, stuck in his own deathly tomb.
In his sorrow Thomas left them, soon his hidden hope would bloom.
Jesus came to see the others in a household locked in fear;
showed his arms, his hands, his body, all the scars caused by the spear.
Jesus breathed the Spirit on them, passed the peace they longed to know.
On their knees they worshiped Jesus, praised his name, their hearts aglow.
Thomas came and soon rejoined them, then they said “we’ve seen the Lord!”
But his eyes demanded seeing Jesus’ flesh pierced by the sword.
Jesus came and greeted Thomas, showed him he was no facade.
Kneeling down and filled with wonder, Thomas said, “My Lord, My God!”
Why must doubt be such a bad thing - seeking what we do not know?
It can help us journey forward; after all, it’s how we grow!
Faith is found in doubtful moments, times when we cannot believe.
Christ will find us all regardless, more than we could e’er conceive!