And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem.…
Have we not heard, or have I not tom you years ago, of some great conductor of a musical festival suddenly throwing up his baton and stopping the proceedings, saying "Flageolete!" The flageolete was not doing its part of the great musical utterance. The conductor had an ear that heard every strain and tone. You and I probably would have heard only the great volume of music, and would have been glad to listen with entranced attention to its invisible charm, but the man who was all ear noted the absence of one instrument, and throwing up his baton, he said, "Flageolet." Stop till we get all that is within us into this musical offering. So I want our hymn of praise to be sung by every man, by every power in his soul.
(J. Parker, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem.