“Alley’s : A Light to the Manville Community”“Alley’s : A Light to the Manville Community”

The Change




I was with the soldiers when they came and took you away

I stood there with Caiaphas, and accusations make

When Pontius Pilate ordered up your stripes

It was I who swung the whip that cut into your back

I fashioned up a crown of thrones and forced it on your head

I laughed, I mocked and cursed as you freely bled

And when they laid you on the cross, the hammer passed to me

I drove the spikes with all my might to nail you to that tree

Yet through all your pain you spoke not a word

I wondered to myself, could this man be from above

Then you prayed a prayer that stunned the multitude

You cried, Father forgive them they know not what they do

With those words spoken I knew then you were God’s Son

It grieved me so within my soul to think on what I’d done

Many years have passed since that awful day

But now I think back on it in such a different way

When I think of you on the cross, I don’t see just a man

Now I see heaven’s glorious lamb, who came to bear my sin

Today I’m in another crowd, this one’s different now you see

For outside in the arena, hungry lions await for me

We’re told that we may live if we’ll just deny your name

But I know to live is loss, and to die is gain

I hope my prayer for them will be

Father forgive them they know not what they do

For I find it such an honor to be counted one with you

Mike Bishop