Jesus, who lived above the sky,
Came down to be a Man and die;
And in the Bible we may see,
How very good He used to be.
He went about, He was so kind,
To cure poor people who were blind;
And many who were sick and lame,
He pitied them, and did the same.
And more than that, He told them too,
The things that God would have them do;
And was so gentle and so mild,
He would have listened to a child.
But such a cruel death He died,
He was hung up and crucified;
And those kind hands that did such good,
They nailed them to a cross of wood.
And so He died, and this is why
He came to be a Man and die:
The Bible says He came from heaven,
That souls might have their sins forgiven.
He knew how wicked men had been,
And knew that God must punish sin,
So for His people Jesus said,
He’d bear the punishment instead.