The time was coming soon – he knew
just what he’d have to bear and do
in love to save his people – all
who would for his salvation call.
Before returning to his throne,
for all our sins he would atone,
and then present his sacrifice
God would not need that payment twice.
And in the garden then he knew
the depth of suffering he’d go through:
“If possible …” we hear him pray,
but knew there was no other way.
No other way his Father’s will
and all things needful to fulfil
so we could with our Saviour live
and glory to Christ Jesus give.
John 13:1 Matthew 26:39 Hebrews 12:2b Isaiah 53:10b,11
Tune: LM eg Niagara by Robert Jackson (tune of ‘The Lord is King! lift up your voice