And on that night

that starry, starry night

the angels sang in the sky

Blessed be the Son

of the virgin born

whom reigneth from on high

He came to save the world from sin

but the world, it did not know

This One who came to save their souls

would serve them here below

He taught and healed and told them

secrets from above

Gentle, He was , this Lamb of God

with infinite wisdom and love

Truth was He and so He taught

to all that would come near

Many believed and followed Him

this One who knew no fear

Others were angered to hear such things

with which they didn’t agree

He knew to Pilate He would go

but still He would not flee

“To die my Lord,” the disciples said

“can this be really true?”

Jesus answered, “Yes, My flock

this is what I must do.”

You see My Friends to be with Me

I first must die for you

I’ll take your sins upon Myself

and give you life anew

But do not fear or shed a tear

for I will rise again

Victorious, I will be

over the grave and over sin

A cross was given to the Son of Man

to carry on His own

Rejected by His people Israel

his identity is still unknown

At Calvary He was crucified

suffered in the midst of thieves

Yet still, in all that torment

He could continue to answer pleas

“Jesus, remember me in Your kingdom”

the voice of a thief did say

The Son of God did answer

“You will be with Me in Heaven this day”

“Why have You forsaken Me?”

Jesus, of the Father, did ask

All our sins were upon Him

in that moment of His sacrificial task

His followers scattered, confused and scared

Christ’s words they didn’t recall

While the religious leaders of that day

sealed the tomb to ensure His fall

A short time later, first day of the week

out of the grave He arose

He appeared to many who believed in Him

since then the faith still flows

Jesus ascended into Heaven

to the glory He knew before

He promised to be with us always

if only we would open the door

-tw 1982

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