AND CAN IT BE

That I should escape the torments of Hell

For everlastingly?

He died for me, spotless Lamb of God!

That I in sin should go free!

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Forbid it Lord that I should ever boast,

Saved in my Redeemer’s shed blood!

My works presuming to be so good!

Not as good as they should!

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My God embodied in pure tenderness!

And can it be that He can see everyone

At a single glance for all of time?

His pure existence amazes me!

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Can it be that He knew that He would die?

For all!  And the mode of death!

Omniscience His foreknowledge (knows all things!)

Not we breathing, breathing breath!

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How can all this be?  So then, how can it not?

Knowing we would sin and live in it!

Beginning of time, He died on that cross!

His life dying bit by bit!

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Then can we imagine His suffering ever?

From the beginning of  always?

And the sweet relief after, ‘It is finished’ *

Yes, relieved, rest of His days!

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Now more believable than ever before

Man of Sorrows, oh, what a name.

For this Son of God!  Yes!  God Himself!

Crucified!  LIVES, yes, the same!

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* His final cry triumphant!  From the cross!

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the Sam, (dateless) and forevermore

2 thoughts on “AND CAN IT BE

  1. JD Blom says:

    Thank you for such a wonderful poem. Truly blessed my heart today.
    I especially like, “My God embodied in pure tenderness! And can it be that He can see everyone. At a single glance for all of time? HIS PURE EXISTENCE AMAZES ME!”
    I am amazed with you.
    God Bless!
    JD

  2. JD Blom says:

    Reblogged this on A DEVOTED LIFE and commented:
    Here is a blog of great value. I don’t know Sam Cox but I love his obvious heart for God. He is ninety-three years old, world war two veteran and retired pastor. We can learn a lot from a man who has walked with his Lord for so many years.

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