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You Took My Place

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You Took My Place

Amazing love,
Amazing grace,
You gave Your life,
You took my place.
I should have died,
On Calvary's tree,
But You stepped in,
And died for me.

What can I say?
What can I do?
To show my love, 
My gratitude?
To You my Lord,
My Savior King,
For becoming my
Sin offering?

Here is my heart,
Here is my soul,
Come Lord Jesus,
Take control.
The old is gone,
You've made me new.
You died for me,
I'll live for you.


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  1. Date: 8/21/2015 1:59:00 PM
    Kim: What a wonderful "Gospel" verse of thanksgiving and commitment. As many as read this work will have one less excuse. Thanks for sharing. oldbuck

    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman
    Date: 8/28/2015 6:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Old Buck! I'm glad you liked it!
  1. Date: 6/11/2015 11:02:00 PM
    Kim, this is a treasure--a powerful, heartfelt message delivered in spare, forthright poetic form. The word economy you achieve, while maintaining flow, is remarkable. I love it!

    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman
    Date: 6/13/2015 8:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Paul! I'm so glad you liked it!
  1. Date: 1/14/2014 5:01:00 AM
    Kim, Enjoyed reading your faith based work this morning..I am glad that I chose it to read..Sara

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 2:05:00 PM
    Nice to read your words today. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 8:25:00 PM
    This one is really good! I think I'll join the club and stick it in my favourites too. I don't know how to explain it but this one just feels poetic; and of course it is spot on with the truth.

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 2:09:00 PM
    This is really beautiful Kim, both in theme and rhyming :) ...Samia

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 12:06:00 PM
    Outstanding Easter message, Kim. All good Christians should read it. Love, daver

  1. Date: 3/30/2012 11:56:00 PM
    Were I posessed of musical gift this would be a song. Frankly, it is already. It is now on my favorites list. - Chuck

  1. Date: 3/30/2012 10:15:00 PM
    This is wonderfulKim. Being a net member, this will start my favorites. It is also very like the things I have written since 1987. Yours, like mine ,I beleive are God given. Thank you for the kind comment.. Judy

  1. Date: 3/30/2012 2:09:00 PM
    precious words of the whole meaning of our earthly life and forgiveness of sins by precious blood shed .. a truly incredible sacrifice and mystery of faith.. this is wonderful Kim..

  1. Date: 3/30/2012 9:34:00 AM
    One from the heart.........George

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 10:37:00 PM
    Wonderful, Kim, I am seeing so many awesome easter poems.

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 4:07:00 PM
    Oh, Kim, this is so inspiring! I love the quick cadence and short, rhyming lines. The message, of course, is one all who have faith will love! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/28/2012 4:29:00 PM
    so beautiful, Kim. I'm putting it into my favs. Hugs, Catie :)