That First Easter
When we think of that firs Easter,
Our minds go back to the cross.
God sent His only Son to earth,
To die on that cross for the lost.
That day Jesus stood before Pilate,
Barabbas a murderer they set free.
The crowd chose to crucify Jesus,
The crowd was so mad and angry.
Jesus was so weak and so tired,
As they led Him through the street.
A crown of thorns on His head,
They continued to mock and beat.
A heavy cross placed on His back
He needed help to carry up the hill.
He knew this day that He would die,
He was only doing God’s Holy will.
You could hear the hammer striking
Hitting the nails so hard that day,
The crowd cheered, “Save yourself”
But God in Heaven He would obey.
Hammer struck those three rusty nails,
His hands and feet they went thru,
They raised the cross in position,
For the crowd to cheer and view.
Vinegar offered to His parched lips,
No water for His mouth so dry,
He asked God to forgive the crowd
As He looked up toward the sky.
Winds blew and lightning flashed,
Then darkness covered the land.
The crowd knew they had crucified
The Son of God and Savior for man.
Each drop of blood He lost that day,
They were shed for you ad for me.
He covered all of our sins with it,
That first Easter He died on Calvary.
He was placed in a borrowed tomb,
Three days He arose and lives again.
His purpose in life to save sinners,
He lived, He died, and He lives again.
The plans all made, revival is set
Crowds bigger than some churches have seen yet
Each night a different church, but the Spirit the same
Coming out to worship Jesus, praise His Holy Name
Practical preaching, easy to understand
The Word being delivered, straight from God's own hand
Music and singing, melodies of praise
Words so touching, I stand amazed
My church family fills many a pew
Joined together in worship, it's just what we do
Lifted up, strengthened and renewed
Our hearts and lives carefully reviewed
Make a stand for Christ, reach someone today
A word about Jesus, then take time to pray
Put into action our words we speak
Be ever so humble, ever so meek
Set an example, live clean and pure
Think of our Savior and all He did endure
The cross He did carry, for me His blood He did shed
It was my sins that placed the crown of thorns on His head
His death on the cross, all my sins forgiven
Thank you Jesus, it's for You I am livin'
No turning back, moving forward each day
Pointing a soul to Jesus, this is what I pray
Revival was scheduled, the meetings all planned
Revival came to me right where I stand
I opened my heart, forgot all about me
My focus is on the One who hung on a tree
I may stumble and falter, I may even grow weak
But my spirit He will renew when with Him I speak
My days I will live to honor my Lord
To fall at His feet in Heaven will be my reward.