Saturday, April 15, 2017

Once and For All

PAD Challenge 15:For today’s prompt, write a “one time” poem. 

And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.
John 17:5

What horror bid Thee languish
Thou, Lamb of Calvary
That drew death’s goal from anguish
To glorious victory

What grace flowed from Thy sorrow
Perfection crucified
Once and for all; my Lord, oh
To break sin’s curse, You died

What splendor in submission
What tender agony
What mercy-bowed contrition
Didst plea for you and me

But rock could not contain Him
Nor locks restrain Hope’s Bloom
As ages still proclaim Him
The Victor of the Tomb

Once and for all, my Lord, oh
Man’s awful debt You bore
To save our souls from hell, oh
In death’s Forevermore

Once and for all; ah, Jesus
You took on form of man
Thou, who knew You would free us
Before the world began

© Janet Martin


  1. To think, He willingly bore such unimaginable anguish for us. Thank You

  2. Oh, Janet ... this is gorgeous and meaningful beyond description. AMEN and AMEN!

    1. Thank-you Marie, and I wish you a joyous Easter!


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