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Below is the poem entitled SWEET SORROW ON THE CROSS which was written by poet israel eziedo. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Many say He was in pain
Many agree He was painfully slain
Many attest to His mockery and disdain
	I do not deny or argue this truth
	For He Himself wished the cup would pass forth
	But one thing that many don’t know
	Is that on the Cross He was moved to jubilate.

Before the Cross, He was scourged near death
He wept and cried and bled near death
And many enjoyed seeing Him go near death
	I do not deny or argue this truth
	For no man enjoys shame and disgrace
	But many do not see the other face
	For while He cried, His heart was filled with grace.

On the Cross He met our end
Not a glorious parting but a shameful end
An end He could but would not defend
	I do not deny or argue this truth
	Imagine the Creator dying naked on a tree
	But one thing that many ignore
	Is that on the Cross He was filled with joy.

See the light and believe it
His mission on earth was to save man
And He did so without complaint
	He knew He faced a terrible fate
	He knew this fate would be our faith
	So He despised the shame of what had come
	And delighted in the joy of what would come.

See His sorrow turn to joy
See the Blood and come ahoy
Not as alloys, but Him as all
	The grace of the shame is to see you whole
	The joy of the Cross is to see you saved
	Come to the One who went through pain
	But in joy; as He awaited this day.

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