The Look

by: John Newton

I saw one hanging on a tree
In agony and blood
Who fixed His loving eyes on me
As near His cross I stood
And never till my dying breath
Will I forget that look
It seemed to charge me with His death
Though not a word He spoke

My conscience felt and owned the guilt
And plunged me in despair
I saw my sins His blood had spilt
And helped to nail Him there
But with a second look He said
“I freely all forgive
This blood is for your ransom paid
I died that you might live”

Forever etched upon my mind
Is the look of Him who died
The Lamb I crucified
And now my life will sing the praise
Of pure atoning grace
That looked on me and gladly took my place

Thus while His death my sin displays
For all the world to view
Such is the mystery of grace
It seals my pardon too
With pleasing grief and mournful joy
My spirit now is filled
That I should such a life destroy
Yet live by Him I killed


Caleb said…
One of my favorite songs from "So High the Price" CD... An amazing song!
Yuri Richardson said…

I do not think I've ever heard this song before. I will look it up. The words are very deep and lovely. The subject is one to contemplate every day.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Shalom In Messiah.
Yuri Richardson said…

I checked out the song. Really nice. I'm planning to get the CD. I have one of of their CD's.

I love their music; I really get a blessing from their music.

One of my favorite CD's is Joy Overflowing by Beth Barnard...absolutely great CD!

Shalom and have a great day.