The Nazareth Manifesto

With power filled when Jesus went back home the people heard. 

He taught in places all around; was praised by those who learned. 

In Nazareth, where he grew up, at worship time when he arose, 

he read a bit of scripture that an ancient prophet wrote.


A one will come whose words shall bring: good news to all the poor; 

proclaiming ends of blindness; and unblocking prison doors; 

that freedom from oppression comes; a year of favor of the Lord. 

That’s where he stopped, but when he sat, the gospel message roared. 


Image:“Prison Gate” by corrieb is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Text:  David Alexander, 2022  CC BY-NC SA 4.0

Source:  Luke 4:14-21

Tune:  Staff of Faith, Public Domain


Audio:  Used by Permission

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