FORGIVE THEM FATHER(lyric)

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I wrote this almost immeadeately after seeing movie, PASSION OF CHRIST. I still get chills, good chills, every time I read it. I hope it does the same for others.

FORGIVE THEM FATHER(lyric)

HAVE YOU SEEN THE CRUCIFIXION, HAVE YOU SEEN THE THORNS AROUND HIS HEAD,
HAVE YOU SEEN THE PAINFUL TORTURE, DID YOU SEE HOW MUCH HE BLED.
DID YOU SEE THE LAUGHING ROMANS, THE SACRILEGE THAT THEY ENJOYED,
HOW COULD THEY NOT KNOW HIM, 'TWAS BY THE DEVIL THEY'RE EMPLOYED.
DID YOU SEE THE TEARS OF THE BELIEVERS, AS THEY WATCHED THEIR LEADER IN DISGRACE,
THE BLOODY IMAGE FILLED THEIR EYES, AS TERROR OVERWHELMED THEIR FACE.


        JESUS SAID, "FORGIVE THEM FATHER, FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO,
 GIVE THEM TIME IT'LL COME TO MIND, AND THEY'LL BE DELIVERED UNTO YOU.
 BLESS THEM ALL, WE KNOW MAN WILL FALL, FORGIVE THE ONES I CANNOT REACH,
 AND COUNT THE TOLL, OF THE SAVED SOULS, THAT BELIEVE WHAT I CAME TO TEACH.
 FORGIVE THEM OF ALL SINS, MY FATHER, THERE ARE ONES WHO DO NOT UNDERSTAND,
 TO THEM I AM MEAR MORTAL, TO THEM I AM SIMPLY JUST A MAN."

DO YOU KNOW WHAT HE REALLY WENT THROUGH, DO YOU REALLY KNOW WHY,
DID YOU SEE HIM IN A POOL OF BLOOD, DID YOU SEE THE LOVE STILL IN HIS EYE.
DO YOU THINK THAT HE COULD FEEL NO PAIN, BECAUSE HE'S THE SON OF GOD,
DID YOU SEE HIM BUCKLE TO HIS KNEE, WHEN STRUCK WITH A HEAVY ROD.
DID YOU HEAR HIM CRY OUT, WHEN HIS FLESH WAS TORE DOWN TO THE BONE,
YET IF YOU LOOK MORE CLOSELY IN HIS EYES, THAT FORGIVENESS  STILL WAS SHOWN.


NOW DO YOU FEEL THE SPIRIT, THAT LIVES ON INSIDE US ALL,
AND THE LOVE AND FORGIVENESS, THAT'S WHY CHRIST LET HIS BODY FALL.
YES PAIN HE ENDURED, SO WE'D BE ASSURED, THE CHANCE OF EVERLASTING LIFE,
SO NOW WE SHOULD REMEMBER HIM, THROUGH ALL OUR MISERY PAIN AND STRIFE.
WHAT HE DID WAS JUST FOR US, AND I INSIST WE DO NOT FORGET,
IF HE HAD TO, AGAIN HE'D DO, AND IT IS MY LIFE THAT I WOULD BET. 

        HE JUST SAID, "FORGIVE THEM FATHER, FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO,
 GIVE THEM TIME IT'LL COME TO MIND, AND THEY'LL BE DELIVERED UNTO YOU.
 BLESS THEM ALL, WE KNOW MAN WILL FALL, FORGIVE THE ONES I CANNOT REACH,
 AND COUNT THE TOLL, OF THE SAVED SOULS, THAT BELIEVE WHAT I CAME TO TEACH.
 FORGIVE THEM OF ALL SINS, MY FATHER, THERE ARE ONES WHO DO NOT UNDERSTAND,
 TO THEM I AM MEAR MORTAL, TO THEM I AM SIMPLY JUST A MAN."


 

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LindasLife commented on FORGIVE THEM FATHER(lyric)

10-01-2009

Well David,You did it again.I have only read two and know your a friend.Anyone feeling this passion for Christ,is a friend of mine and I don't have to think twice. I also watched this movie,it really makes you think.Thanks again for another great write.

poetrygal45 commented on FORGIVE THEM FATHER(lyric)

07-08-2009

beautiful!!!!! I saw the movie an dit touched my heart so deeply.thank you for doing the piece.

Poetry is what is lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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