Rhyme to the Lonely

        Stranger, if you feel alone,
        with no joy to call your own,
        Then please take the time to read this rhyme from me...
        When it's more than you can bear,
        I know someone who's been there,
        He can save your soul and set your spirit free.

        He grew up in a small town,
        and the people put Him down:
        "How can any good come out of Nazareth?"
        When He grew to be a man,
        He did all the good Love can,
        Still, they hated Him and plotted for His death.

        He did nothing that was wrong,
        but it wasn't very long
        Till one night they came and bound this gentle man;
        With no lawyer to stand by,
        they condemned this man to die,
        And His closest friends then turned their backs and ran.

        He was beaten, He was whipped,
        He was mocked and He was stripped,
        Then they crushed a crown of thorns upon His brow;
        Next, this angry murderous pack
        placed a cross upon His back,
        There was nothing left to stop their hatred now.

        With their evil plot complete,
        nails ripped through His hands, His feet,
        And they hung His cross where everyone could see;
        So, accused and falsely tried,
        there this man was crucified,
        And He died that day instead of you and me.

        When the bill of Sin comes due,
        it spells death for me and you,
        But Christ paid the tab when He died in our place;
        For that day upon that tree,
        Sin was judged for you and me,
        And from that day on we can be saved by grace.

        If you've read this rhyme this far,
        you know He cares how you are,
        For He gave His life to give you a new start...
        He will blot out all your sin
        if you'll only ask Him in,
        He has PAID *your* dues ~ ask Jesus in your heart!


        "For we do not have a high priest
        who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses,
        but one who has been tempted in all things
        as we are, yet without sin."
        (Hebrews 4:15, NASB)

[ by: Connie Hinnen Cook (cjcook@mynewroads.com) -- from Connie Hinnen Cook ]


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