SEE HIM THERE

Savior, Redeemer, you came to be

Sacrificial Lamb for all, for me!

He took my place, assumed yours, too!

A sinners cross, what more could He do?

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The One who knew no sin became

Spotless, He was without any shame!

Condemned Himself!  Death on a cross!

Reserved only for criminal lost!

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Murderer’s, worst!  Under the sun!

He identified as though He was one!

Taking our punishment, lest we doubt.

Cross for criminals, could do without!

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But one who recognized deity!

Cried out in pain,  “Remember me!”

To the Christ who took the sinners place

“This day…”  He exclaimed, “Saved by grace!”

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If in this life only, we have hope,

Miserable we are!  Can only grope

In hopelessness, pretending joy!

Irreversible pain to annoy!

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To wreck havoc, judgment is rendered!

As in the days of Noah, tendered.

Repeatedly God is warning,  “Escape

My wrath to fall, before it’s too late!”

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As judgment as rendered in that day!

So now impending!  What is left to say?

“The wages of sin is death,” is there more?

Everlasting pain waits at the door!

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But what of the Christ, who took our sins?

He took your place!  Did He die in vain?

Punishing death from beginning of time!

Torturous death!  Committed no crime!

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Sure, he took a chance!  Gambled for me!

Did He know I would say, yes?  Be free?

What of the multitudes gone before?

A few repent.  Does He long for more?

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He died for all but so few, it seems,

Separate themselves that He redeems.

How His heart must break for His lost!

After giving His life on that torturous cross!

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I hear a sob from that cross anew,

“Father, forgive them they know not what they do!”

They spit on Him, mocked Him, hanged on a tree.

Creator of worlds, died there for me!

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Of course, I wept!  Am weeping still

Because He died on that torturous hill!

My tears will not stop until I see Him there!

Arms to receive me, new joy to share!

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Sam Cox  07.23.08

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