Friday, March 1, 2013

What Did You Come to See?





What did you come to see?
A reed tossed in the wind?
A man in fine array?
A voice of one crying?

What did you come to see?
The horror of blood shed?
A corpse of suffering
With thorns upon His head?

What did you come to see?
A cross? A king? A thief?
Or did you come to see a Lamb
Bearing atonement's grief?

Why did you come to gaze
At heaven’s mercy-seat?
Was it your hatred or your love
That drew you to His feet?

What did you come to see
As He cried, ‘it is done’?
A man upon a tree
Or Jesus, God’s own Son?

© Janet Martin



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