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Below is the poem entitled AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS which was written by poet Gordon McConnell. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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At the foot of the cross
what would we see?
if we had been there
what would our verdict be?

Standing on holy ground
there on Golgotha’s hill
seeing God’s son die
all in God’s holy will

See the thorn filled crown
upon the saviour’s head
hear the mockery and abuse
such was the awful dread

Hear God’s son plead
to His father in heaven
why have you forsaken me?
as His life was being given

Then as Jesus was crucified
breath His very last
there the curtain was torn
the old way was past

God’s new kingdom had come
but if then we had looked up
would we have believed?
seeing Jesus drink His bitter cup

So when we look back
at these events today
Jesus is Lord and king
is that what we pray?


Copyright © Gordon McConnell

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  1. Date: 4/11/2013 8:14:00 AM
    Very beautifully written Gordon. The cross was the turning point as you said and God's Son bore unbearable burdens on our behalf. Praise His Holy Name.

    McConnell Avatar Gordon McConnell
    Date: 4/11/2013 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Lynn, trust you're having a blessed day, take care, Gordon
  1. Date: 10/20/2012 8:24:00 AM
    Great truth penned in poetic form..Wonderful testimony of your faith..Enjoyed reading this morning..Sara

    McConnell Avatar Gordon McConnell
    Date: 10/20/2012 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Sara, for nice comment. yes we need to keep focused on the cross its so important in these days of compromising truth. God bless you, Gordon
  1. Date: 10/11/2012 8:21:00 AM
    Your faith shines through this moving poem about the crucifixion, Gordon...I saw your comment on my movie blog and this reminded me of that brutal but true depiction of how Jesus suffered...'Passion of the Christ' - Tim