Friday, April 10, 2009

What will you do with Jesus?

As we have entered this traditional Christian holiday weekend, I feel like every one of our blog readers ought to have the opportunity to answer this question. There is a song that I really appreciate, that I encourage each of you to carefully read and consider this timeless question.

Here are the lyrics of "What will you do with Jesus?" Albert B. Simpson, c.1905

Jesus is standing in Pilate’s hall,
Friendless, forsaken, betrayed by all;
Hearken! what meaneth the sudden call?
What will you do with Jesus?


What will you do with Jesus?
Neutral you cannot be;
Some day your heart will be asking,
“What will He do with me?”

Jesus is standing on trial still,
You can be false to Him if you will,
You can be faithful through good or ill:
What will you do with Jesus?

Will you evade him as Pilate tried?
Or will you choose Him, whate’er betide?
Vainly you struggle from Him to hide:
What will you do with Jesus?

Will you, like Peter, your Lord deny?
Or will you scorn from His foes to fly,
Daring for Jesus to live or die?
What will you do with Jesus?

“Jesus, I give Thee my heart today!
Jesus, I’ll follow Thee all the way,
Gladly obeying Thee!” will you say:
“This I will do with Jesus!”

Lord bless you each one.

- Rowen, Janet and Family

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