Because I only knew what felt right to me,
He was wrongfully judged.
Because I bragged of myself for all to see,
His own name was to be smudged.
Because I sought only acclaim for myself,
His dignity was to be scorned
Because I thought I was king of the world,
He was given a crown of thorns.
Because I danced with sickness I couldn't see,
He took thirty-nine stripes across His back.
But for moans and groans over ills I did perceive,
I never even heard the whip crack.
Because I was proud and arrogant,
He carried a cross of shame.
Because I was sanctimonious and self-righteous,
He was nailed to its frame.
Because I searched for glory here on earth,
He was uplifted toward the skies.
Because I was crooked, cursed in birth,
He saved a thief from sure demise.
And because I adored my own flesh,
They plunged a spear deep in His side.
Yes, because I glorified myself,
Jesus Christ was crucified.
But only because God loved this world enough
To give His only begotten Son,
Did Jesus die upon that cross,
And enter death’s dominion.
And only because Christ could not be bound
By Satan or any earthly grave;
Through His rising again, can I testify
I am no longer sin's slave.
I'm free, I'm full of love and life,
Forgiven the past I once immasked.
Jesus washed me blood I'll never be worthy of,