I.Jesus Spoke to His Father
Jesus spoke to His Heavenly Father
Raising up to heaven His ardent pray’r
With deep bleeding wounds that he’d all endured,
Still hang on the cross to make our soul pure.
Words He uttered were for world forgiveness
"They don’t know what they’re doing," His confess
Through heaven signs, God was a listener
Pouring His grace – we behold His power
Jesus spoke to God on behalf of us
Great messiah, our savior…we must trust
Giving himself to stoic suffering
Unparalleled to all, God’s so Loving
First word on the cross heals souls of the throng
Praise Him! Let’s all sing our thanksgiving songs! Luke 23:34
II.Jesus and the Criminal
Praise Him! Let’s all sing our thanksgiving songs
In His Glory, He wants us to belong
With contrite heart, if we truly repent
Divine Light spurts from His heart: life ‘s pure vent.
Like the criminals on sides of His cross
One spoke to Him, asked favor in remorse
"I tell you the truth," His precious surprise
"Today you’ll be with me in paradise."
Tis epitome of passion and mercy
In vast ocean of love and boundless sea
An invitation for eternal life
Offered at His cross, priceless cost was rife.
His second word will trawl wicked spirits,
Lure discipleship so we’ll never drift! Luke 23:43
Lure discipleship so we’ll never drift
From Father to His child, a snuggling lift
His third word addressed to Mary and John
He then said, "Dear woman here is your son."
To the disciple, "here is your mother"
As John was His most faithful follower.
For love and faith reside in God’s children
Each one belongs to each other ‘til end.
A grateful child looks back to where he’d come
Thanking his parents’ love beyond realm
So much as the love of God the Father
Which will remain forever and ever.
Father All-Source is mighty for each child
Gifting him birth, back to Christ to abide! John 19: 26-27
Gifting him birth, back to Christ to abide,
The reason why His son turned to Him, cried:
Eli, Eli lama sabachthani?
My God, my God why’ve you forsaken me?
Not a complain, just clinging while in pain,
Calling His Father- His Love’s sweet refrain!
On that very day in the dark of noon,
After three hours, His Saving Grace shone!
Jesus’ fourth word on the cross had revealed
His heart of faith, shook the earth to rebuild
Calling our Father who cannot endure
Seeing His Son’s wounds--- His scorching love pours!
Yet, Jesus showed obedience, sacrifice…
Through Him, our deliverance has no price . Mathew 27:46
Through Him, our deliverance has no price
As Jesus did what the scripture implied
Fifth word on the cross: a man’s needs entice
Longed for water, “I’m thirsty,” He cried.
A thirst of forgiveness from our Father
For man’s deep contrition without struggle
Holding God’s love relieves thirst and hunger
His words also wash doubts and troubles.
For water is life, flows to purify
Pow’red by Holy Spirit since we’re baptized
Crave being cleansed, in His spirit we rely
Seek God first then our happiness comes thrice.
His prolonged lamentation was so blessed,
Jesus’ word on the cross is my life’s vest! John 19: 28
VI.It is Finished
Jesus’ word on the cross is my life’s vest
Safest roost in my soul, it will create
My sweet refuge, soft adobe for my rest
Giving strength, when my wheels of hope deflate.
Sixth word on the cross showed His fulfillment
By conquering darkness, His glorious reigned!
"It’s finished," Christ expressed with endearment,
World redemption has sent—our precious gain.
These words commenced our new life, our rebirth,
Bringing back the lost souls and wanderers
By His precious blood shed throughout the earth
Now in our heart we shall feel His wonder!
It’s finished: words of Divine Deity,
When His cross stood tall at Mount Calvary. John 19:30
VII. Jesus’ Spirit
When His cross stood tall at Mount Calvary
Sun ceased shining, the sky veiled by darkness
Temple curtain torn, Christ cried out loudly
Self-offering cry to the Great Highness!
"Father! In your hands I place my spirit!"
His tune of rendition, scattered all seeds
Upon these words He died for our merit
Now, on Lent, Forever--- Hail Christ’s Good Deeds!
Upon these words God and Son became one,
Wreath of Trinity in His obedience
Jesus Christ was certainly a good man
As Acclaimed near His cross ‘til far distance!
Christ’s seventh word gives full strength, great relief
Like Him, raise ourselves to God-so our grief . Luke 23:46
May 21, 2016 10.15pm
Copyright © Len Gasun | Year Posted 2016