I think of Jesus
I think of Jesus, Lord of earth
Who entered this tumultuous wold at birth.
Escorted by the armies of the Lord,
Whose song of praise to shepherds
Was their only sword.
I think of Jesus, Lord of health
Who could have lived a life of ease and wealth.
Confronted by the Devil, see him choose
The word of God for humans
— privilege refuse.
I think of Jesus, Lord of truth
Teaching the love of God to age and youth.
Warning that all who would come after him
Must come to love as God does;
Leave no room for sin.
I think of Jesus, Lord of all
Eating his supper in a borrowed hall.
Kneeling to wash their feet, who soon will be
Afraid and scattered, watching
Him hang on a tree.
I think of Jesus, Lord of grace
Far from glory, far from Heaven’s face.
Hearing the judgment of the strong: “Condemn!”
Praying as He suffers,
“Father, forgive them.”
I think of Jesus, Lord of life
.Who conquered death, and made an end of strife
Proclaiming peace to all, both near and far,
Speaking for His Father,
“Come as you are.”
I think of Jesus, Lord to me
Who set aside my sins and made me free.
Whose life is real within my life today;
Who heard my simple prayer,
“Lord, show me the way.”
I think of Jesus, Lord of love,
Who brought to earth the love of God above.
Who says to all, to me, and, yes, to you:
“Come to me… I’m here now;
I’ll see you through.”