No Man Can Hinder Me
DESCRIPTION: "Walk in, kind savior, no man can hinder me" (x2). "O, no man, no man, no man can hinder me" (x2). "See what wonder Jesus done." "Jesus make de dumb to speak." "Jesus do most anything." "King Jesus ride a milk-white horse."
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison)
KEYWORDS: religious Jesus healing
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Allen/Ware/Garrison, p. 10-11, "No Man Can Hinder Me" (1 text, 2 tunes)
NOTES: Most of the miracles cited in this song are attested: Jesus raised Lazarus in John 12; he made a crippled man walk in John 5, Mark 2:3-12 and parallels; he makes the blind see in John 9:1fff., Matthew 9,27fff., Mark 10:46fff. and parallels, etc.
The case of curing a man who was dumb is more interesting. There is only one detailed miracle of this sort, in Mark 7:31-37. In this account, the man is deaf and has "an impediment in his speech." When Jesus treats him, he begins to speak "plainly" (Greek orthws, i.e. rightly, properly, following the straight course). Thus the man Jesus cured was not actually mute but rather incomprehensible. Still, there is a short account of Jesus casting out a demon responsible for making a man mute in Matt. 9:32-33=Luke 11:14, (Don't ask me why dumbness is caused by a demon and requires an exorcism, while blindness is a genuine medical condition which is cured by physical means.) - RBW
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