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I had a Dream

I dreamt I stood at Calvary and saw three crosses there.
On left and right were nailed two thieves, the cross between was bare.
A soldier took his sword in hand, then pointing it at me
, He said, "You there, prepare to die. That cross is meant for thee."

I quickly fell upon my knees, for mercy did I cry.
As strong hands grabbed my hands and feet, I shouted, "Why, oh why?"
And then a voice both soft and sweet was heard above the din;
"Let this one go, take Me instead. I'll pay his debt of sin.

" With His body torn and bleeding,
and thorn marks 'round His head;
With face bruised where they beat Him,
He stepped into my stead.

Then Jesus laid upon the cross,
His life to freely give
that all my sins be washed away,
and through His death, I'd live.

He stretched His arms out open wide,
No struggle did He make
as they prepared to nail Him there,
His life to gladly take.

They drove the spikes in hands and feet
and slammed the cross in place.
His bones were shaken out of joint
and blood flowed down His face.

"Forgive them, Father" was His cry,
"They know not what they've done.
They do not realize that You
have sent your Only Son."

Deep darkness filled the noonday sky
and trembling shook the ground
as God, The Father, turned away,
while God, The Son, gazed around.

"It's finished now", the Saviour said.
"The door stands open wide.
"Into Thy hands my spirit comes."
and then they pierced His side.

The graves were bursting open,
and dead men walked around;
The temple veil was rent from top to bottom,
and I fell down to the ground.

When I awoke, the night had passed
and sunshine flooded in;
I cried, "Dear Lord, forgive me please,
and cleanse me from my sin.

For You sent down your Only Son,
a ransom for the lost,
and I see You included me
when counting out the cost.

Take over the reins that guide my life,
remove my willful pride;
sweep clean my heart and enter in
forever, there to abide."

Yes, I dreamt I stood at Calvary
and saw those crosses three;
yet no longer do I look with fear
where Jesus died for me.

Maureen Norris
1996
Ft. Walton Beach
Florida, USA








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