Completed Work of Calvary

They shouted “Crucify” the man who’d come to save
But Pilate washed his hands before the crowd
“I am innocent” he said “of the blood of this just man”
But the people took the blame on their own head

They put on him a robe, and a reed placed in his hand
With a crown of thorns then pressed into his brow
Then they bowed the knee and with the reed they smote his head
And then mocked him saying “Hail King of the Jews”

His own garment was replaced and as they were come out
They found a man named Simon of Cyrene
And Simon bore the Cross as Jesus was too weak
With Golgotha as their destination place

His hands and feet were nailed to the splintered Cross
Yet the nails were not the things that held him there
The Cross was lifted high and jolted into place
And with two thieves Jesus was crucified

He cried ,“It is finished” ,then gave up the Ghost
They’d killed the perfect man, or so they thought
After three days in the tomb, he rose up from the grave
And ascended to prepare a place for us

He did it all for me, he died to set me free
I thank Him and love Him for the Cross.


(Based on Matthew’s account in Chapter 27.)


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