The Cross

Christ when he dy’d
Deceiv’d the crosse,
And on death’s side
Threw all the losse;
The captive world awak’t and found
The Prisoners loose, the Jaylor bound.

–Richard Crashaw (1613-49), “Christ’s Victory”

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New verse for “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

Jesus beckons all the thirsty:
Come and taste, and drink, and live!
He will quench their deepest longings,
Life abundant He will give.
Praise the One with living water,
Praise the One who saves the soul;
Praise the One with grace sufficient,
Praise the One who makes us whole!

–Ron Man, 2014