The Cost

© 2008 Robert Lydiate

Pain filled eyes look down from the cross
As I come and add to the load
That keeps Him there upon that tree
As was long ago foretold

He watches as I struggle forward
All my pain and sin in hand
Bent beneath the guilt and shame
Of temptations I did not withstand

The drops of blood fell steadily down
From head and hand and even foot
Forming a pool directly below
Exactly where my feet now stood

I fell down to my knees unbidden
Suddenly aware of what it cost
For my King, my Lord, my Saviour
To ensure I would not be lost

The shame and guilt fall strangely silent
Beneath those holy loving eyes
Their power gone, I cast them aside
As he loves me and quietly dies

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