A Prayer to My King

9/15/2009

(from one of the young adults born here, and then reBorn : ) )

I wrote this prayer to Jesus after seeing that not only did He die for me, suffer rejection from His Father for me, take on the world’s sin and defeat death itself for me, but through all of it, through the incredible indescribable pain and agony He Loved me and He still Loves me as He loves all who are His purely and freely. I want to Love Him like that!—a.m.

Only Love

The night had surrounded

The journey at hand

A cup full of suffering

Serpent lay where you stand

Through your tears falling down

You prayed “Your will be done

I am ready my Father

I’m your servant your Son”

The serpent lay crushed

As soldiers came to that place

Confusion whirled round

Yet peace reigned on your face

And as I gazed at you Jesus

Just one thing did I see

Heaven’s light in your eyes

So completely free

Only love did I see

As they bound and they beat

Only love perfect love

Caused the devil’s defeat

Only love in your eyes

When they tore at your skin

Only love from above

As you took on all sin

They pulled and they dragged

and they kicked at you

they mocked and spat

and laughed all through

They maimed your body

They spilled your blood

They pierced and they nailed you

Knocked you down in the mud

But you took up the cross

Like a lamb led to die

Embracing the tree

Silent love in your eye

Only love did I see

Under your crown of thorns

Only love in your heart

As your limbs they were torn

Only love in your eyes

As you became the sacrifice

Only love from above

As your life paid the price

There was no self-pity

No longing for end

No hate for your people

Only prayers you gave them

For even in death

You prayed, “Father forgive”

You bore His rejection

So sinners could live

Not once turning back

Though in pain all the while

Peace beyond understanding

Upon you like a smile

Only love did I see

As I bound and I beat

Only love perfect love

Caused the devil’s defeat

Only love in your eyes

When I tore at your skin

Only love from above

As you took on my sin

I’ve pulled and dragged

and I’ve kicked at you

I’ve mocked and spat

and laughed all through

I’ve maimed your body

I’ve spilled your blood

I’ve pierced and I’ve nailed you

Knocked you down in the mud

Yet you climbed on the cross

So willing to die

Pierced for my sins

Yet with love in your eye

I am so unworthy

That you’ve done that for me

I’m ashamed of my weakness

And betrayal, and life lived selfishly

For all the while you

Spilt your blood

With compassion and victory

With love like a flood

Father forgive me

A servant I come

Conquer my heart

Your battle be won

Only love did I see

As you carried the cross

Only love in your heart

For the lambs who were lost

Only love on your face

As you fell to the ground

Only true perfect love

So those lambs could be found

Only love perfect love

To cast out all fear

Only you are my love

I’ll forever draw near

Only love in those eyes

As the blood ran down

With love set apart

I lay before you my crown

Love like an arrow

Cut deep to my soul

Cleanse me and take me

Making me whole

I hear your words

As I live in today

“Will you follow me child

Will you come my way?

Will you drink this cup

Will you give up your life

I gave all for you

Will you give up your pride?”

I fall in deep pits, Lord

But your love’s deeper still

You see only the Son in me,

This is your will

And I know that my vows

Are still written on your heart

“You’re my Lord and my God

I shall not from you depart

You alone have the words

That speak my destiny

To whom else could I go

Who else could I believe?”

Love’s who you are

And who I wanna be

Peel the scales from my eyes

That I might truly see

Take all I have

Take all that I am

Make a beautiful place

Of my 21 grams

Only love let there be

As I take up my cross

Only your perfect love

Through this journey and cost

Only love in my eye

Because you are inside

An obedience of love

Violent crushing of pride

You’ve called me to live

Blameless and free

To die to my sin

Faithful and triumphantly

You’ve called me to join

In your death, that’d I’d see

To share in your suffering

Will set captives free

So my step by your step

My Hand in your hand

I follow after you

To the Promised Land

And I gaze ever at you

Seeing love ever there

Open my heart to love

This is my prayer

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