Usually, I only post one poem for my monthly Pause for Poetry, however, today I am posting two Easter poems written by Frances Gregory Pasch. Fatherly Love and Precious, Priceless Prize.
Our Father flinched as they hammered each nail,
But He had to endure His Son’s cry.
He planned that Christ’s blood would redeem us…
The reason Christ came was to die.
With each blow, our sins were heaped on Him;
Their weight caused unbearable pain.
Yet He never complained for one moment…
The Perfect Lamb had to be slain.
For unless we had a Redeemer,
Heaven’s gate would forever be closed…
But thanks to God’s love and forgiveness,
It opened the morning Christ rose.
Frances Gregory Pasch
Precious, Priceless Prize
How can we ever thank You
For dying in our place!
You suffered pain and anguish…
The ultimate disgrace.
You opened not Your mouth to cry,
Despite the stress and strain
You bore our sins and all their weight,
Yet never did complain.
They tortured You and beat You,
Placed thorns upon Your head,
Drove nails into Your hands and feet
And mocked You as You bled.
But little did they know, O Lord,
That soon you would arise
And free us from the sting of death,
A precious, priceless prize.
Frances Gregory Pasch
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Frances Gregory Pasch’s devotions and poems have been published hundreds of times in devotional booklets, magazines, and Sunday school papers since 1985. Her writing has also appeared in several dozen compilations. Frances’ latest book, Greater Than Gold is available on Amazon. Her first book, Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry, which was published when she was eighty years old, is also available on Amazon. Frances has been leading a women’s Christian writers group since 1991 and makes her own holiday greeting cards incorporating her poetry. She and her husband, Jim, have been married since 1958. They have five sons and nine grandchildren. Contact her at http://www.francesgregorypasch.com.