he shall have first place

 

for us he shed his blood on wooden beam
he is the son of God and son of Man
in all things Jesus Christ will reign supreme

you may think such a statement is extreme
no more extreme than God’s great love for Man
for us he shed his blood on wooden beam

to honor him as Lord is my life’s theme
to share good news of God’s salvation plan
in all things Jesus Christ will reign supreme

our own attempt to reach God is pipe dream
no matter how we stretch, we never can
for us he shed his blood on wooden beam

will we admit our sin is real, obscene?
proud men hate truth so pierce God’s heart & hand
in all things Jesus Christ will reign supreme

he paid our ransom debt, souls to redeem
God saw our suff’ring, opened his arm span
for us he shed his blood on wooden beam
in all things Jesus Christ will reign supreme

 

 


Inspired by sermon on Colossians 1:15-23, written in villanelle form.

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