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Because (repost from Spiritual #1)

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BECAUSE


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,
Simply because................
I asked.


Michael Anderson

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I love your humility, honesty, insight, honor, and glorification of our Lord.  Your words so deeply reveal the sacrifices Christ made for us when we were yet His enemies. Also, His ready forgiveness, for us when we admit our sinful nature.  It's awesome, Micheal.

Rae  
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2 posted 08-06-2011 12:35 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Rae, It's Christ that is awesome.  
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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,
Simply because................
I asked.

He gave everything for us - we could never deserve, we have only to accept. *S* I'm glad you reposted this!!
 
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