BELIEVE – ACCEPT

The chopping block, the guillotine,

The noose, electric chair,

The burning at the stake.  There

Was nothing to compare—

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To the torture of the cross, with

Its nails, its constant pain.

Six hours plus, of torture, like,

Over and over again.

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Did he have to take the punishment?

Or die on strangling breath?

(The consequence of death, of course,

“Sin’s wages,” you know, death!)

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Of course He had to die (in sin)

Not His but yours and mine! (*)

The substitutionary work

Could only be Divine!

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Deity, the cross of shame, (**)

What more could any ask?

He took the torture and the shame.

Now we can have a blast?

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No!  Believe on Him!  Requirement!

What more could man desire?

Well, Satan too, believes on Him

And he is consigned to fire!

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Believe and accept!  Rejoice in Him!

You cannot less acclaim!

How can you not rejoice, be glad?

He took your sin and shame!

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Cool!

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(*)  He was sinless!

(**) Not just the pain, the shame!

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Sam Cox 03.10.04

SUFFERING SAVIOR

The suffering Savior died for me.

I gladly, humbly bow!

Experiencing just partially

Some of that suffering now!

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He came for sinners, why He died

Was for your sins and mine.

His sacrifice on Calvary

Contained in the Divine!

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Deity!  Devine He was

And is forevermore!

He died just for your sins and mine,

Small wonder we adore!

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I cannot help but worship Him

I cannot this deny!

For me He suffered agony

And so He came to die!

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He took our sins upon Himself

How can this not convey

A sacrifice extravagant

Your debt and mine to pay!

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Does this not prove His love so deep

So fathomless beyond

All understanding we possess?

All thoughts we have confound?

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No sense at all does it convey

Unless we look and see

His love extravagant and pure

Enough to die for me!

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Sam Cox 8.12.05