Paul Sebastian

He Died For Me

My Lord Jesus Christ
Thanksgiving shall I offer as daily sacrifice
All the days of my life
For your mercy and grace rested upon me
And forgave this restless soul
That longed to be set free
Lord, you had healed and made me whole

I had in my past
Tread the sinners’ path
Despite my sinfulness
You had shown your face:
Embraced by your eyes and tears
Pierced by your words:
‘I died for you’

Touched by your love and grace
Placed me in repentance stance
I wept in tears
Awakened I realized:
You had paid in advance
My indebtedness
A heavy ransom for my sins:
You were shamed
Misunderstood and blamed
Before your friends condemned
The King of kings crowned in thorns
Stripped and whipped harshly with thongs
You bore the stripes and profusely bled
Silently suffered the pain in my stead
There, in that moment, you thought of me

In the heat of the mid day
Exhausted and weak you stayed
Yet carried the whole weight of the cross
Through the street as many stood by and watched
You struggled with the weight on your shoulder
You missed your step, stumbled and fell, cross together
Twice you fell on the ground, for all to see
Twice then and there you thought of me

Had walked the distance that’s was far
You were dragged up the hill of Golgotha
Stripped off your gown, only loin cloth your wore
Stretched out on the cross your body tore
Forcibly, one after the other, stretched your arms
And nailed straight through your feet and palms
Enduring the excruciating pain silently
There you thought of me

Hoisted on the wooden cross
On nails your wounded body hung
Between two robbers
One confessed and acknowledged
You forgave and promised paradise
That’s when you thought of me

Your love is so profound:
No greater love than this is found
Laying down your life for a fellow friend
Indeed you thought of me when you prayed
Forgave them for they did not know what they did
Alone and abandoned, you gasped
Your last words: It’s accomplished

There, you died so that I live.

Submitted: Monday, April 07, 2014
Edited: Monday, April 07, 2014

Topic(s): god

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This poem was written as a preparation for the season of Lent.

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  • Rookie - 72 Points Yash Shinde (4/8/2014 2:34:00 AM)

    , .............a beautiful tribute to Jesus, who saved us by sacrificing his life...............but he shall, and will return...........blesses soul.........lovely write..........
    When you get time, please go through my poem.... To bosom thee.I'll rise (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,425 Points Valsa George (4/7/2014 8:13:00 AM)

    Amazing write for every believer in Jesus Christ..... very apt for the fast approaching Holy week!
    How you have connected His sufferings as an act of sacrifice for your own personal redemption! Nothing is left out!

    Full marks!
    When you get time, please go through my poem.... Yaga on the Mount! (Report) Reply

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