Thursday, April 05, 2007

I give thanks to you...

I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,
and I will glorify your name forever.
Psalm 86:12

Taken from Gospel Primer, Poetic Version
But wonders of wonders,
so great to behold,
My God chose to save me
with method so bold.
What I could not render,
God fully has done,
And doing, He rendered it
all through His Son.
He sent Christ to die
on the cross for my sin
To suffer my anguish
my pardon to win.
Amazing it is, when I
stop to regard,
That God would consent
to an anguish so hard,
Surrend'ring His Son
unto mayhem and death,
To torturous writhing
'til His final breath.
'Why does God forsake Me?'
alone Jesus cried;
Yet God left Him hanging
until He had died.
That Jesus was willing
His life to lay down,
Be scourged and insulted
and wear thorny crown
For one such as I
who had spited God so,
Amazes and blesses
and makes me to know
That greater a love
is no man than He,
Who laid down His life
for a sinner like me.
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on the Rock said...

Beautiful poem, thank you for sharing.
God Bless

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Denise said...

Lovely poem. thanks for sharing.

Terri | Sugar Free Glow said...

Love that! Thanks for sharing!

I'll drop by CWO to read your post!


Nise' said...

Awesome poem. Thanks for sharing it today. I tearfully enjoyed your post over at CWO.

Lori said...


Delete said...

Chris-That was a wonderful choice for this week!

Life is Not a Cereal

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful poem. Thank you so much for sharing it this Thankful Thursday. Perfect to reflect on...

Blessings to you and yours this Easter weekend, Chris.

Janis Rodgers said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Thank you for sharing! Blessings to you!