A whip lashed His back,

Thorns pressed on His brow,

Mocking reached His ears,

And nails pierced His flesh.

They gave Him such pain,

Why did He bare such pain?

He pulled himself up for breath,

And fell back, the nails ripping His flesh.

With His last bit of strength He spoke,

"Father, forgive them…"

Then He let His spirit go, to die,

Oh why, oh why, did He die?

He died so men could be forgiven,

The very best gift ever given!

When I called on Jesus Christ,

He changed my life!