Section 3:46-52 (corresponding to John 1:7-13)
John came to bear witness unto the Light,
That through him all men might follow the right;
He was not, himself, the Light that dawned,
But came as a herald to speak thereupon.
The Light itself was the flame of truth,
Which illuminates mankind through and through;
He came into the world, the world he made,
But the world no recognition displayed.
Yes, he came to that which was his own,
Like a king returning to his throne--
But his land, his people, paid him no heed;
Their rightful king they did not receive.
But unto the ones who received his reign,
The loyal ones who believed in his name,
He gave them the right to be children of God,
Born wholly of God, and not born of blood!