“I was lost and undone, without my God or his Son, when he reached down his hand for me.”
I’m thinking of doing my paper for class on the Gospel of John and its theology based on some old gospel hymns, which are strongly based out of the imagery of John’s Gospel.
This one picks up on the entire theme of the Incarnation and God coming down in the flesh in Jesus (The Word of God’s Salvation/Judgment) and the constant dualism between those who are in the light/understand and those who are in the darkness or as Cash sings, “lost”.
I might twin it with this classic:
This one can be read in light of the famous passage of Mary Magdalene meeting the resurrected Jesus in the Garden. John Chapter 20 (you can read it here).