On Calvary’s tree
And shown to mankind
God’s blessed decree!
Wrath, yet mercy’s beauty –
No indulgence was free.
“Finished!” came the cry
Submission sealed in word;
On Crimson blotted weathered wood
The Church in Him was gird.
Far better than the blood of rams,
The Elect now walk assured!
The Lord, The Lord, just and holy,
While He loved His precious Son
Laid His Righteous wrath upon Him
Forsook Him as His will was done
The Carpenter sighed… then limply hung.
Behold – a greater Priest than Aaron!
They locked Him in a guarded grave
And the damned devils danced with glee
The Eleven hid in despairing doubt
Till Christ appeared in victory!
Then spread their message through the world:
“HE HAS RISEN, and so shall we!”
– by Asa Hart