Monday, April 22, 2013

Raise the Cross


Raise the cross, raise it over this broken world.
Raise the cross, where the innocents beg and bleed.
Raise the cross, for those enslaved, oppressed, abused.
Raise the cross, where violence reigns and sirens scream.

Raise the cross, over hollow churches, dead routine.
Raise the cross, beating hearts grown cold and gray.
Raise the cross, spilling blood on lifeless faith.
Raise the cross, stirring the ashes of yesterday.

Raise the cross, beyond the bounds of hatred
Raise the cross, far from all who judge and burn.
Raise the cross, tearing down the graceless walls
Raise the cross, so weary prodigals may return.

Raise the cross, above the altar of worldly gain.
Raise the cross, hoarded wealth with no reprieve.
Raise the cross, in crowded halls a shallow gospel.
Raise the cross, consumers pretending to believe.

Raise the cross, dripping down its holy cure.
Raise the cross, on Golgotha's lonely hill.
Raise the cross, let its timbers make us whole.
Raise the cross. The Savior is saving still.

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