Monday, March 12, 2012

Most Holy God

You were not made holy
Oh God
But you were holy before time
And thus, I am stilled and humbly awed
That You,
All Holy, Sublime
Loved mankind so
That You sent your Son
Offering blood-bought freedom
To everyone
From thrones of Heaven
You heard our cry
And You beheld
With holy eye
The rivers
Of red futility
From goats and bulls
In an endless sea
Yet still sin remained
Victorious on earth
And man was chained
To its guilty curse
So in holy love
Lamb without blame
The Son of God
To men, You came
Not counting the cost
But knowing the gain
You loved the lost
Unto death
You testified
With your last breath
Our hope
Then died

But death, oh death
Could never keep
His Holy Love
In lifeless sleep
But once for all
His sacrifice
Has sealed our pardon
Paid sin’s price
And from the earth
He rose
Most glorious
His Holy reign
Supreme
Victorious 

Janet Martin~

 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, 
so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.  2Cor. 5:21

 Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy. Psalms 99:5




6 comments:

  1. lovely piece.
    the greatest story every told it is. but he died becuz we allowed him to be murdered. the people were silent or absent when they had a chance to save jesus. in fact, they were probably very scared. jesus spoke out against the authorities, the very ones who likely scared the people silent when they had jesus in custody.
    i don't know if i believe in the resurrection as it's portrayed. i say that respectfully. even without the resurrection, jesus's life was perfectly beautiful: standing with the poor against the elites of the roman empire.

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  2. Thanks for this timely poem. IT's lovely.

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  3. Ed and Mosk, thank-you so much for your thoughts.

    Ed, I appreciate your honesty. I do believe in the resurrection account as recorded.I believe He gave His life for our redemption Without the resurrection it would be a nice story. With the resurrection it is so much more...it is eternal life through Jesus Christ!

    Than-you again Ed. I always appreciate your visits and your thoughts.

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  4. Amen. This is a glorious write Janet!!

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