Christ of Calvary
Christ does not save men
by His life,
Though that was holy, sinless, pure;
Nor even by His tender
Though that forever shall endure.
not save them by His throne,
Though it shall never pass away;
Nor by His
vast creative power
That holds the elements in sway.
does not save them by His works,
Though He was ever doing good;---
awful need was greater still,
It took His death, His cross, His blood.
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Men preach today
a crossless Christ,
A strengthless Saviour, vague and dim;
They will not
see their sinful state,
They will not own their need of Him.
will accept the man made God,
Since for themselves this right they claim,
not the God sent forth as man
To suffer agony and shame.
will not know the Lamb of God,
Despised, rejected, crucified,---
were to humble into dust
Their boasted intellect, their pride.
no man cometh unto God
Save by the Son alone, He saith;
The deathless life
for which we long
Can only - ever - come through death.
Bethlehem or Nazareth
Stern Justice's lifted hand could stay;
the soul must go
And follow Jesus all the way.
14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way,
2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath
he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 Blotting
out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us,
and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
the truth, and the life: no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me.