He rose up like a standard Arms stretched out Feet tied together Nailed to a cross A crown of thorns on His head Bleed dripping down Sipping vinegar from a sponge Winning my victory The battle was raging As he hung there to die Satan thought he would win He had the Son of God on the brink of death Humiliated between two thieves Soaked in blood from being scourged No way to escape the nails Pain inescapable Hanging in defeat But the battle had just begun He shouted out “Father, Forgive them” All my sins, not just there’s All my failures, not just theirs All my disobedience, not just theirs All of it Every single transgression I had ever done Gone in three words from Jesus My victory won Then He said “It is finished” Hung His head and died Gave up His life for me The devil cried “Victory” The battle raged on Jesus went to Satan’s lair Brought the keys Set the captives free He didn’t die just for me He died for all Gave His life for all Even those that had died He gave new life Their Spirits rose and walked the streets of Jerusalem Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Jacob, David Ruth, Hannah, Bathsheba, even Eve\ All were covered All were set free All gained Victory On the third day The stone rolled away Jesus rose from the grave Full or power and grace The battle is over The victory won For all time For all mankind So why do I keep fighting? Why do I let the enemy have his way? Why do I allow his torment? Why do I even listen? He is defeated Jesus has won my victory It’s time to walk in that victory To put aside my defeat To claim what He has already done And make it mine today Victory is mine.