Praise the Lord this Easter morning
For all that He has done.
Take the time to remember
How the battle for our soul was won.
God knew man would not be able
To save himself from sin.
Without God's redeeming plan
We would never win.
God sent His Son, Jesus,
To die upon the cross.
Calvary was the only way
For God to save the lost.
The day of crucifixion
Should burn clearly in our minds.
Oh! How the Saviour suffered
To redeem all of mankind.
He was badly beaten
In such a dreadful way.
His skin was laid wide open,
As they kept striking Him that day.
When they mocked and spat upon Him,
He never looked away.
He stood and said not a word
To save Himself that day.
They pressed a crown of thorns,
Deep into His head.
And made Him carry a heavy cross upon His back
They had ripped to shreds.
He was hung upon the cross
With nails through His hands and feet.
And even though death was near,
He showed His love, when He promised eternity to a thief.
They took a sword and pierced His side
To make sure that He was dead.
The pierced side
Fulfilling what the Scripture had said.
The blood that poured from His ripped flesh and pierced side,
Is the blood that redeems us in His Fathers eyes.
The stripes that laid open the skin on His back,
Allows for our healing; Isaiah 53 states that.
Are we worthy of this Man's blood?
Are we worthy of God's only Son?
"No!" Not a one can say,
"Jesus need not have died for me in that way."
God's love for mankind
Showed clear on that day.
As He turned from His Son,
And the angels stayed away.
Jesus was laid in a tomb that was sealed,
And God's plan for man was later revealed.
For on the third day the stone rolled away,
Our Saviour resurrected, then is alive today.
Praise the Lord! He sits at the Father's right side,
Interceding for us, so with Him we'll abide.
Our salvation was paid for that day on the cross.
If we all turn to Jesus, not one will be lost.
Our sins are forgiven.
Praise God for His Son,
For on that Resurrection morning,
God's battle was won.
©1988 Frances Armstrong