John 18

He died while young, his death achieved
rich purpose: not the end;
and through his cross I have received
new Life as grace had planned.

Our Saviour bound – he let them bind
his powerful arms for me.
They did not listen, – with closed mind
accused, illegally.

Afraid, see Peter unprepared:
he fell as Christ foretold.
The suffering Jesus knew and cared –
forgave, made Peter bold.

These leaders then had to decide:
“Who is this man we face?”
Would they let prejudices guide,
or fairly judge his case?

What kind of King had been foretold?
How had Christ lived and taught?
To all his teaching, truth revealed,
who will give careful thought?
Tune: CM

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