47. Your Power

24/09/2018 Amanda Wilson

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You could’ve turned stones into bread Jesus

Just like You once made wine from water

Just like You made one boys lunch feed five thousand

But it was not to serve You that You used Your power

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You could’ve taken the easy road Jesus

Ruled the world with Your powerful words

Like You calmed the wind in a scary storm,

But it was not to enslave that You used Your power

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You could’ve walked away a free man Jesus

From arrest, trial, a beating and the cross

Like You did from a stoning on an earlier day

But it was not to free You that You used Your power

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You could’ve defended Your innocence at Your trial

You could’ve shown You were sinless, spotless and blame free

Like You demolished other arguments of the priests

But it was not to absolve You that You used Your power

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You could’ve jumped off the cross on that awful day

Refusing to die for all our sins in that way

It was Your choice to die for us, wash our sin away

But it was not to die Your death that You used Your power

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For You could never have stayed in the tomb many days

Your powerful eternal life could not lie in the grave

Just like You raised Lazarus to life again

You used Your power humanity from death to save

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You could’ve ended this world and started again

Made a new and obedient Adam and Eve

Turned rocks into new sons of Abraham

But instead You resurrected us to be God’s sons again

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Your power that could’ve been used to control

To make all people follow Your will

Was used to love and serve us instead

To raise us from the grave to Your heavenly throne!

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