SCENE 3: Saul's Conversion


And As He Journeyed....................................................................................................Narrative
he came near unto Damascus; when suddenly there shone around him a light from heaven, and he
fell to the earth; and he heard a voice saying unto him: "Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou Me?"
And he said, "Lord, who art Thou?" And the Lord said to him, "I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom
thou persecutest." And he said, trembling and astonished, "Lord, what wilt Thou have me do?"
The Lord said to him: "Arise, and go into the city; and there thou shalt be told what thou must do."
(Acts 9:3-6)

Rise Up! Arise! .........................................................................................................Commentary
Rise and shine, for thy light comes, and the glory of the Lord riseth bright upon thee.
Behold, now, total darkness covereth the kingdoms, and gross darkness the people.
But upon thee riseth the mighty Lord; the glory of the Lord appeareth upon thee.
(Isaiah 60:1, 2)

Sleepers, Wake! ..............................................................................................................Chorale
A voice is calling; It is the watchman on the walls: Thou city of Jerusalem! For lo! The
Bridegroom comes! Arise, and take your lamps! Hallelujah! Awake! His kingdom is at hand!
Go forth to meet your Lord! (Matthew 25:1)

And His Companions Which Journeyed ..........................................................................Narrative
with him stood, and they were afraid, hearing a voice but seeing no man. And Saul arose from
the earth, and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man; but they led him by the hand, and
brought him into Damascus, and he was three days without sight; and did neither eat nor drink.
(Acts 9:7-9)

O God, Have Mercy Upon Me ..............................................................................................Paul
and blot out my transgressions according to Thy lovingkindness, yea, even for Thy mercy's sake.
Deny me not, O cast me not away from Thy presence, and take not Thy Spirit from me, O Lord.
Lord, a broken heart and a contrite heart is offered before Thee. I will speak of Thy salvation, I
will teach transgressors, and sinners shall be converted unto Thee. Then open Thou my lips,
O Lord, and my mouth shall show forth Thy glorious praise." (Psalm 51:1, 1 l, 17, 13, 15)

SCENE 4: Paul's Baptism

And There Was A Disciple At Damascus .......................................................................Narrative
named Ananias; to him said the Lord, "Ananias, arise! And enquire thou for Saul of Tarsus;
for behold, he prayeth! He is a chosen vessel unto Me, the Lord; and I will show unto him
how great things he must suffer for My Name's sake. (Acts 9:10, 1 l, 15, 16)

I Praise Thee, O Lord My God .............................................................................................Paul
with all my heart, for evermore. For great is Thy mercy toward me, and Thou has delivered
my soul from the lowest hell. (Psalm 86:12, 13)

The Lord, He Is Good ..............................................................................................Commentary
He will dry your tears and heal all your sorrows. For His word shall not decay.
(Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:4; Matthew 24:35)

And Ananias Went His Way ...........................................................................................Narrative
and entered into the house, and laying his hands upon him, said: "Hear thou, brother Saul! The
Lord hath sent me hither, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee as thou camest, that thou mightest
receive thy sight, and be likewise filled with the Holy Ghost. (Acts 9:17)

And there fell from his eyes like as though it were scales; and he received his sight forthwith,
and arose, and was baptized. And straightway he preached Jesus in the synagogues, and said;
"I thank God, who hath made me free through Christ." (Acts 9:18, 20; Romans 7:25)

O Great Is The Depth ...............................................................................................Commentary
of the riches of wisdom and knowledge of the Father! How deep and unerring is He in His
judgements! His ways are past our understanding. Sing His glory for evermore! Amen.
(Romans 11:33)


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