How Shall We Now Live, 1: Lift Him Up and They Will Come (poem)

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Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. (John 12:32)

Lift Him Up and They Will Come

Some from fear,

others, pain;

some from grots, 

others, fame;

one, a child,

another, grown;

one from crowds,

another, lone.


From brick and mortar,

hearts of stone,

from wilderness and

broken home;

male and female,

Jew and Greek,

pilgrims all, both proud

and meek.


For young and old

do always seek  

what list’ners hear

and blind eyes see…


And then are others

gone ahead

to show the way

where Jesus bled–

for love flows still, 

beck’ning yet–

until that day when

none are left.


Old tell new

He is the Light, 

Who, for you, 

was crucified;

He is the pearl, the coin,

the crown,

by faith, through grace,

our par’dise found.


For nothing here,

no gain or shine,

could pay the price–

yours and mine–

so Jesus did,

lift’d in our stead;

salvation’s cost

for us

He bled.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)


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