No Greater Love

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.
John 3:16

He bore a crown of plaited thorn, the mockery of men,
a heavy cross, a heavy heart, a heavy load of sin.
To recompense our mortal debt, to heal and make us whole,
upon the cross at Calvary he offered up his soul.
Look on Jesus, oh mankind, behold what grief is his!
In all creation we will find no greater love than this.

He said, "The Son of Man hath not [a place] to lay his head,"
and even in death 'twas in a borrowed tomb the Lord was laid.
His body bearing bitter wounds in hands and feet and side
anointed and prepared in haste against the falling night.
Look on Jesus, oh mankind, what meager lot is his!
In all creation we will find no greater love than this.

The empty tomb proclaims his triumph, wrought this Easter morn.
For death and hell are overcome in Jesus Christ our Lord.
He is risen from the dead, and so shall all men rise.
For by him is the grave become the threshold of the skies.
Look on Jesus, oh mankind, what victory is his!
In all creation we will find no greater love than this.

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No Greater Love by Danny Hahlbohm