The Life of Christ

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The Life of Christ

I wrote this one several years back. It is sung to the tune of Kenny Rogers' "Coward of the County"

1.
The Son left the Father's side to be born in a manger
That prophecy might be fulfilled about a coming King
His mother named Him Jesus as she was instructed
And then they fled to Egypt because of Joseph's dream.

2.
He was only twelve years old when they found Him in the Temple
There He read the Holy Word to scribes and pharisees
All that were around Him marveled at His answers
For none that age had ever spoke with such authority.

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Yes, God gave His Son to die for sinful man
To hang one day upon a rugged tree
The blood that Jesus shed was in Salvation's plan
Give Jesus Christ your heart and then receive
Eternal life is yours if you believe.

3.
A prophet has no honor when he is with his people
And so they sought to kill Him before He would be King
Judas sold the Master out to the Roman soldiers
A purse full of silver coins was what they paid for Him

4.
Jesus spoke not a word when He stood in Herod's hallway
They beat on Him, they plucked His beard and put thorns on His head
Then they led the Savior up Calvary's hill for slaughter
There He died on a rugged cross, for the world His blood was shed.

cho.
Yes, God gave His Son to die for sinful man
To hang one day upon a rugged tree
The blood that Jesus shed was in Salvation's plan
Give Jesus Christ your heart and then receive
Eternal life is yours if you believe.

5.
They placed Him in a borrowed tomb, satan thought "I've beat Him!"
But then He rose from the dead to live forevermore
He's seated at the right hand of His loving Father
And soon we shall meet them over on the other shore.

cho.
Yes, God gave His Son to die for sinful man
To hang one day upon a rugged tree
The blood that Jesus shed was in Salvation's plan
Give Jesus Christ your heart and then receive
Eternal life is yours if you believe.

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Give Jesus Christ your heart and then receive
Eternal life is yours if you believe.