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“Himself he cannot save.” Mat. 27. 42; Mk. 15. 31

T. Kelly   S.M.

1
“Himself he cannot save.”
Insulting foe, ’tis true;
The words a gracious meaning have,
Though meant in scorn by you.

2
“Himself he cannot save.”
This is his highest praise.
Himself for others’ sake he gave,
And suffers in their place.

3
It were an easy part
For him the cross to fly;
But love to sinners fills his heart,
And makes him choose to die.

4
’Tis love the cause unfolds,
The deep mysterious cause,
Why he who all the world upholds,
Hangs upon yonder cross.

5
Let carnal Jews blaspheme,
And worldly wisdom mock;
The Saviour’s cross shall be my theme,
And Christ himself my Rock.