Have You Been There?

Not 'til we go to Calvary
And with our spirits see
The suffering Christ, acknowledging
“He did all this for me!”
Can we in wondering gratitude
Begin to understand
The depth of our salvation wrought
By God's almighty hand.

If, looking at that cruel cross,
Sincerely we confess
Our sin in humble penitence,
He'll with redemption bless.
Then at the tomb, triumphantly,
“He is Alive!” we cry;
So our eternal spirits too
May live and never die!

Honoria A. Groves