Why did you die or my sins?
Why did you die for a sinner like me?
When I think about your suffering
the griefs you bore
the spear wound inside
A tear was shed from heaven
when you paid the ultimate price.
No rock tomb could hold you
No rock tomb could keep you inside.
I celebrate your resurrection
I celebrate the gift of new life.
Your blood poured out for cleansing
for every guilty sinner’s stain
Such love despite my failures
I can hardly take it all in
Your grief reborn, abundant joy
I traded death
for the promise of life.
© Mark Ellis 2008