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Holy Week Poem: Calvary

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Holy Week Poem: Calvary


“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” ~ 1 Peter 2:24


The skies are gray,

The thunder roars,

From the crying heavens

The rain downpours,


For here on Calvary,

There on the tree,

You, O Lamb of God,

Bleed now for me.


My heart quavers

To behold this bitter sight,

On this Good Friday

Dark as the night.


A crown of thorns

Pierces Your head,

From every inch of flesh

Your blood is shed.


I shudder to realize

This is all for my sin;

In Your blood, my Savior,

New life does begin.


With eyes of compassion,

Shining through the pain,

You whisper, “Forgive them,”

Time and time again.


How can it be

That You pray for me too?

How can it be, my Jesus?

How can it be true?


Were I the only one

Upon this very earth,

You would die for me

That I would know rebirth.


So before Your Cross,

I kneel in adoration;

Tears I shed to witness

The cost of my salvation.


With eyes of shining love

You look down upon me;

“Do not fear, My child,

For I lead you to eternity.”


“Do not shed tears,

For You will see Me rise;

I will wipe away

Every tear from your eyes.”


“Into my Father’s hands

My Spirit I commit;

Through My Cross, child,

For Heaven you are fit.”


My own cross I will carry

Faithfully beside You;

To serve You, my Jesus,

I promise forever to do.


Though the skies are gray,

And I feel the thunder roar,

Though from my eyes

The teardrops now pour,


My heart is aflame

By love You have for me;

Sweeter love I know not

Than here on Calvary.


Yes, on this Good Friday,

On every day I shall live,

I give You all, my Jesus,

As all for me You give.


© 2013 Caroline Gavin

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  • http://www.VictoryChristianCoaching.com/ Marianne Clements


    Beautiful poem. They will examine Him, but they will find no fault in Him. Thank You Jesus for shedding Your blood for me.

    Have a Victorious Day!

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com/ Caroline Gavin

      Sweet Marianne,

      Once again you bless me with a wonderful, insightful comment! I join you in praise and thanksgiving. Jesus, thank You for shedding Your blood for me! How blessed we are by Your unfathomable love!

      His glorious graces to you, my dear sister in Christ!

      Yours in the Joy of Jesus,

  • http://www.threedimensionalvitality.com/ Ann Musico

    How perfectly you express all I’m feeling this morning thinking about all He did for us – and that if I was the only one, He would still have gone to the cross just for me. My mind can’t quite even fully grasp that love. Thank you for another beautiful expression of love.

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com/ Caroline Gavin

      My beautiful sister, thank you for your precious words of encouragement and your wonderful heart for our Lord! Neither my heart nor mind can grasp the depth of His love for us. Praise Jesus for His infinite mercy! Love and blessings in His Name…

  • http://twitter.com/HeartnSoulHC Mike Fenton

    Beautifully written! As I was reading this I could sense (as much as this mortal body would allow) just what the whole crucifixion might have been like but even more, what it meant to me and all others that have found their way through our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Thank you for sharing dear friend.

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com/ Caroline Gavin

      My dear brother and friend, thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful encouragement and reflection. I agree that it is impossible for us to fully grasp the spiritual, emotional and physical tortures our Lord suffered; yet what we are able to comprehend leads us to appreciate the amazing depth of His love. How blessed we are by His immeasurable mercy! May His blessings forever abound to you…

  • Thomas Capuson

    Sweet Caroline, This Psalm is so Wonderful and Powerful! Blessings Dear!