Once Upon the Cross

The crowd arrived to mock Him
The trial was a farce
Convicted as a heretic
Condemned to death by cross

Scorned and battered senseless
Thorns upon His brow
Nails pierced through His feet and hands
To the ground blood flowed

Forgive them was His final plea
As darkness filled the day
He cried out it is finished
Then gave His life away

Once upon the cross
He gave His life for me
All my sin He took
So I could be set free
Oh the blessed mercy
Displayed for all to see
Amazing grace of Jesus
Amazing love for me

They laid Him in a borrowed tomb
They sealed it extra tight
Roman soldiers guarded for three days
All through the lonely nights

The stone then rolled away
The guards fainted in fright
From the grave He rose alive
Sometime in the night
The morning dawned the third day
The women came anointing
He has risen angels told them
They went away rejoicing

Once upon the cross
He gave His life for me
All my sin He took
So I could be set free
Oh the blessed mercy
Displayed for all to see
Amazing grace of Jesus
Amazing love for me
All because He gave His life
Once upon the cross

The Most Amazing Thing

I serve the God who put all the stars in place
He stretched out all the heavens and set the bounds of space
He even put the smile on the moon man’s face
The God I serve can do most anything

I serve the God who taught the morning birds to sing
The spider learned to spin his web the bee learned he could sting
The leaves learned changing color would autumn beauty bring
The God I serve can do most anything

His wisdom fills the heavens
His glory lines the clouds
His beauty can be seen day after daycreation
When you look up to heaven
You’ll see His handiwork
With wonder and with awe you’ll be amazed

I serve the God who started with an earth devoid of life
He told the light to shine and the water to arrive
He grew the trees and grasses so the beasts would all survive
The God I serve can do most anything

Then He formed a man out of the dust that covered earth
He breathed in him the breath of life which gave his spirit birth
God gave dominion to the man to show him his great worth
The God I serve can do most anything

His wisdom fills the heavens
His glory lines the clouds
His beauty can be seen day after day
When you look up to heaven
You’ll see His handiwork
With wonder and with awe you’ll be amazed

But man would disappoint Him, and disobey His plan
He sinned a sin what would be passed along to every man
God had to find a way to restore this earth again
The God I serve can do most anything

He sent His Son to earth to rescue all of us from sin
He died upon the cross to give us joy and peace within
He made us all a heavenly home when He rose again
The God I serve can do most anything

With all the wonders He has made
With all the miracles He gave
The most amazing thing he did
Was die to set me free

His wisdom fills the heavens
His glory lines the clouds
His beauty can be seen day after day
When you look up to heaven
You’ll see His handiwork
With wonder and with awe you’ll be amazed

In Your Place

Can you see Him
Bloodied
Beaten
Bruised
Nailed to a cross
In your place

Can you see Him
Suffering
Sacrificing
Solitary
Taking on sin
In your place

Can you hear Him
Thirsty
Forgiving
Compassion
Agony for hours
In your place

Can you hear Him
Cry out to God
Cry out to man
It is finished
Gave up His life
For you

Will you trust Him
Give Him your life
He gave His for you
When He died
In your place

Will you believe
Three days later
Rose from the grave
Our lives to save

Come to Him now
Give Him your life
Because He gave His
In your place

With Every Breath

He gave up all His glory
To come to earth a lowly child
No pomp or royal feast announced His birth
His childhood was quiet
Though His parents knew His fate
They knew just who He was and His great worth

Then when the time was comes
That He should start to show Himself
He submitted to the baptizing of John
The heavens opened wide
A voice spoke loud and clear
God said Behold This is my beloved Son

For three years He did preach
And heal the sick and raise the dead
As He put the wisdom of the wise to shame
The people followed close
The leaders of that day sought ways
They could rid themselves of Him and all His fame

The plot against Him thickened
When He tore the leaders down
They determined It was time for Him to go
They riled up the crowds
They condemned Him in great haste
Urged the crowd to cry out Crucify Him now

He was whipped and beaten
Spit upon, a crown of thorns
Then they nailed His hands and feet to that tree
He cried Father God forgive them
As He bowed and gave His life
Taking all my sin and shame, He set me free

He was buried
Stone secured Him
The hope they had was dead
Then early Sabbath morning
The guards fainted in dread
The stone rolled away
He arose from that old grave
Victory forevermore
For His children, young and old

With all that I have in me
With every breath I take
I will lift my song of praise up to the Lord
His worship fills my heart
And flows out through my lips
Forever He’s the one that I adore

Overflowing Grace

He lived for me
Taught me His mercy
Healed the sick and mended lives
His perfect love
Showed it was enough
To defeat the devil’s wiles

When my faith is low
To His word I go
Living water He supplies
He will build me up
Fill my open cup
Overflowing grace us mine

He died for me
Crucified for me
Gave His life to set me free
Suffered through the shame
Agonized with pain
Then He hung upon that tree

He bowed His head
Quietly He said
Forgive them for what they’ve done
Passing down through time
His forgiveness mine
Laid Him in a borrowed tomb

He rose for me
Life eternally
Is now mine He paid the price
I will now abide
By His loving side
All through time His love is mine

How marvelous
How wonderful
Is my Saviors lovely name
I’ll forever raise
Up my voice in praise
His great mercy I’ll proclaim

The Devil’s Mean Band

The devil met God aone day long ago
Said I’ll fight your Son nd His blood will flow
God said go ahead I’ll send Hiin to earth
Just give Him some time to show them His worth

The devil agreed on thirty three years
The parley thus ended the demons all cheered
When Jesus had finished the time that was planned
He turned Himself over to the devil’s mean band

They beat Him and whipped Him and crowned Him with thorns
He carried His cross His flesh was all torn
Nails were then put in His hands and His feet
The devil cried victory  Jesus died, sure defeat

But three days later He arose from the grave
The devil was doomed Jesus sealed his fate
God just smiled big as His Son now came home
He knew all along His side had won

In response to the daily prompt Parlay