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He Gave His Life
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By James Pemberton
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He Gave His Life…


That night when Jesus

went alone to pray.

He knew his death was just

a heartbeat away.


As he was taken by the

soldiers that night.

He surrendered without even a fight.


He was soon to be whipped,

ridiculed and scorned.

While so many people watched

sadly and mourned.


Crucify him” was the cry of

the large crowd.

This cry could be heard ever so loud.


The crown of thorns placed

on his head,

the drops of blood

fell as he bled.


He carried the cross, even though

his body was ripped apart.

This was from a true compassion

and love from his heart.


On the cross, where his body

was nailed and bruised.






As his mother watched,

she cried and sobbed.

As Jesus committed his spirit

to his father-God.


As they carried Jesus

to the tomb that day,

the crowds were silent—

with nothing to say.


Many had forgotten what

the prophets had said,

3 days later—he would rise

from the dead.


He taught people his message

of eternal life and love.

Soon to return to his

kingdom above.


It was for you and me

that our savior came.

He waits for you to

call on his name.


Receive his gift of hope,

love and eternal salvation.

Please do it now—with no hesitation.


His gift of love is for

you to receive.

All you have to do

is simply believe!


By Jim Pemberton



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Submitted: Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2008

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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