Roy Allen

Today... 'Despised And Rejected Of Men' - Poem by Roy Allen

'Here is your king.' Pilate said speaking to the Jews
'I can set Him free now, it's up to you to choose.'
'Away with Him we will not have rule over us'
was their shout to him as they made a great fuss.

Christ was a Man despised and rejected by men
scorned and hated by the people around Him then.
A Man of sorrows Who was acquainted with grief
And we hid our faces from Him in unbelief.

He was reviled by all and we esteemed Him not.
A worm handed over to them by a despot.
On His own He climbed up that steep Calvary hill
in His determination to fulfil God's will.

He's rejected by men and forsaken of God.
All alone the steep road through Golgotha He trod.
'My God why have You forsaken Me' was His cry
as upon the cross He bowed down His head to die.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Psalm 22: 6
But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised by the people.

Isaiah 53: 3
He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

Luke 19: 14-16
It was the day of Preparation of Passover Week, about the sixth hour. 'Here is your king, ' Pilate said to the Jews. But they shouted, 'Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him! ' 'Shall I crucify your king? ' Pilate asked. 'We have no king but Caesar, ' the chief priests answered. Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified.

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The Bible calls You by many names
each one giving a glimpse of Your glory.
Like a cut diamond radiating in the sun
with every facet depicting an aspect
of Your Divine Nature.
Today I have thought of You as
'Despised and rejected of men'

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 2, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 3, 2013

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