by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Blind Bartimeus
Language: English 
Blind Bartimeus at the gates
Of Jericho in darkness waits;
He hears the crowd;--he hears a breath
Say, "It is Christ of Nazareth!"
And calls, in tones of agony,
'Ιησου, ξλξησδν με!

The thronging multitudes increase;
Blind Bartimeus, hold thy peace!
But still, above the noisy crowd,
The beggar's cry is shrill and loud;
Until they say, "He calleth thee!"
Θαρσει ζγειραι , φωνει σε!

Then saith the Christ, as silent stands
The crowd, "What wilt thou at my hands?"
And he replies, "Oh, give me light!
Rabbi, restore the blind man's sight."
And Jesus answers, "Υπαγε' 
'Η πιστις σου σεσωκε σε!

Ye that have eyes, yet cannot see,
In darkness and in misery,
Recall those mighty Voices Three,
'Ιησου, ξλξησδν με!
Θαρσει ξγειραι, υπαγε!
'Η πιστις σου σεσωκε σε!


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This text was added to the website: 2008-06-02
Line count: 24
Word count: 130