Roy Allen

Today... 'Our Passover Lamb' - Poem by Roy Allen

Blood from the lamb was on the lintel spread
and the people waited in fear and dread.
They could all hear the people outside cry
but the Angel of Death just passed them by.

Because a lamb had been slain and had died
and its blood upon the doorpost applied
Death did not visit them that dreadful day
but passed over them and went on its way.


His life was given and His blood was shed
when He died that awful day in my stead.
The pure unspotted Lamb of God was He.
God saw the blood and then passed over me.

He gave His life to pay sins dreadful price
and offered Himself as a sacrifice.
Crying 'Father forgive' with His last breath
snatching me from the very jaws of death.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

1 Corinthians 5: 7
Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.

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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
'Our Passover Lamb'

Comments about Today... 'Our Passover Lamb' by Roy Allen

  • (5/16/2012 3:22:00 AM)

    Any worshipper of God has to love this good poem. It has many powerful words, and it does start well and ends well, too.

    The expression here is that of faith and celebration of sin overcome by the blood of the lamb as you tell in the poem.
    I think that any person giving this a good reading would come to love this try. Way to go with the diction and the sentiment.

    Take care now!

    Luis Estable
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, February 4, 2013

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