HOW GREAT HIS LOVE

My Jesus, I love you.

I do clearly see

Your love for me proven

In dying for me!

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As though You were showing

All those who stood by,

Your nature was truly

“True God”,” I must die!”

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So impressed was Saint Peter

Deserving his crown,

Declared His crucifixion

On his cross upside down!

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Unworthy his feeling

A heart of pure gold!

The pain that he suffered

Though it was never retold.

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No comparison here,

Just a mention to show

Where true love for the Master

Would prompt one to go!

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True coward!  Am I when

Confronted with pain!

“Oh, God!”  I would cry out,

“Please help me remain!”

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Yes!  The nearness of God’s

Holy Spirit, I would plead!

In my own strength I would falter,

This I would truly concede!

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But the suffering Savior,

Just a lifetime of grief!

Consummated on Calvary!

Would you call that relief?

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Aside from the knowledge

Of what must be done

To bring forth salvation

To sinners each one!

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Aside from that knowledge

There would be no cross

Jesus safe in His kingdom

Yes, we would all suffer loss!

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But He suffered loss!  How great His love!

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S.H.C. 5.31.05

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