At the gate called Beautiful, there laid out in the street
a poor and lowly beggar, who was crippled in his feet.
As John and Peter passed him, they saw his need was bad;
they had no gold or silver, but they gave him what they had:
“Get up, get up, get up in Jesus’ Name!”
The Lord is calling daily to those who would be saved…
Don’t go down defeated while victory’s here to claim:
Get up, get up, get up in Jesus’ Name!
In the day which we live in, there’s evil everywhere;
the Body seems discouraged and overcome with fear…
Well, God is needing soldiers to get out of the pews
and take hold of the power that John and Peter used!
~ Performed by: Gordon Mote
Written by: Mike Curtis & Marty Rayton ~
Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour . And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, “Look on us.” And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, “Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.” And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God: And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him. And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon’s, greatly wondering.
“So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.”
1 Corinthians 12:12-27
“For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ… For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where were the body? But now are they many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.”