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The Christ, by Israel long expected—

He is born!

Events occurred as God the Lord directed—

He is born!

In a stable, born of virgin lowly,

Jesus Christ, the Sinless One, Most Holy,

Following the plan of God’s decree

He is born!

At the time selected in eternity

He is born!

His, a life like ours, with one exception—

Suff’ring One!

Each word and deed was totally perfection—

Suff’ring One!

Throughout His life on earth: humiliation!

Then Passion Week—the final degradation

Of holy Jesus, hanging on the cross.

Suff’ring One!

Rejected by His Father—greatest loss!

Suff’ring One!

Dark the day is made to be;

He is dead!

He is nailed upon a tree;

He is dead!

He who rode triumphantly entering Jerusalem;

He the Son of David, Rod of Judah’s stem;

He, the hope of Israel

He is dead!

He has borne the pains of hell!

He is dead!

Three days pass—death’s cord is broken.

He arose!

Fulfilled the words by prophets spoken.

He arose!

For His own—atoning for their guilt;

Willingly for them His precious blood was spilt.

Glorious thought—it was for me

He arose!

I now shall live throughout eternity!

He arose!

Thelma Westra

Faith PRC, Jenison, MI