Lillian Joyce Merrill
Before you turn your back on Christ Jesus,
Take a good long look at His
Bruised and battered, thus was He
Suffering much for our iniquity.
See the torn, lacerated, bleeding flesh,
Cut to the bone by the scourging whip.
Feel the thorny crown being pressed deep into his brow.
Know the agony of being nailed to the stake,
And pierced by the point of a spear.