Philip reveals the Savior to the Ethiopian. Epiphany is ongoing.

BibleGateway: Acts 8:26-39

ESV Text: Acts 8:26-39



KJV Text:

The section starts at about 3:0 and ends at about 5:4

     26 And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. 27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, 28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. 29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. 30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? 31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. 32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: 33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth. 34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man? 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. 36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? 37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. 38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. 39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 134:
Songs of Thankfulness and Praise

— Organ Audio


1. Songs of thankfulness and praise, 
Jesus, Lord, to Thee we raise, 
Manifested by the star 
To the sages from afar, 
Branch of royal David’s stem, 
In Thy birth at Bethlehem. 
Anthems be to Thee addressed 
God in man made manifest. 

2. Manifest at Jordan’s stream, 
Prophet, Priest, and King supreme, 
And at Cana, Wedding-guest, 
In Thy Godhead manifest; 
Manifest in power divine, 
Changing water into wine. 
Anthems be to Thee addressed 
God in man made manifest. 

3. Manifest in making whole 
Palsied limbs and fainting soul; 
Manifest in valiant fight, 
Quelling all the devil’s might; 
Manifest in gracious will, 
Ever bringing good from ill. 
Anthems be to Thee addressed, 
God in man made manifest. 

4. Sun and moon shall darkened be, 
Stars shall fall, the heavens shall flee; 
Christ will then like lightning shine, 
All will see His glorious sign; 
All will then the trumpet hear, 
All will see the Judge appear; 
Thou by all wilt be confessed, 
God in man made manifest. 

5. Grant us grace to see Thee, Lord, 
Mirrored in Thy holy Word; 
May we imitate Thee now 
And be pure as pure art Thou 
That we like to Thee may be 
At Thy great Epiphany 
And may praise Thee, ever blest, 
God in man made manifest. 


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