Tuesday, September 19, 2006

My Advocate

I sinned. And straightway, post-haste, Satan flew
Before the presence of the most high God,
And made a railing accusation there.
He said, "This soul, this thing of clay and sod,
Has sinned. 'Tis true that he has named Thy name,
But I demand his death, for Thou hast said,

'The soul that sinneth, it shall die.'
Shall not Thy sentence be fulfilled?
Is justice dead?
Send now this wretched sinner to his doom.
What other thing can righteous ruler do?
"And thus he did accuse me day and night,
And every word he spoke, O God, was true!

Then quickly One rose up from God's right hand,
Before Whose glory angels veiled their eyes. He spoke,
"Each jot and tittle of the law
Must be fulfilled; the guilty sinner dies!
But wait -- suppose his guilt were all transferred
To Me, and that I paid his penalty!
Behold My hands, My side, My feet! One day
I was made sin for him, and died that he
Might be presented, faultless, at Thy throne!"
And Satan flew away. Full well he knew
That he could not prevail against such love,
For every word my dear Lord spoke was true!

-Martha Snell Nicholson-

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At Wednesday, September 20, 2006 10:45:00 AM, Blogger Bobby said...

Wow, that says it all!

At Wednesday, September 20, 2006 11:04:00 AM, Blogger Jada's Gigi said...

Amen! He stands in the gap.

At Sunday, September 24, 2006 4:12:00 PM, Blogger Les Brown said...

And were it to have covered once, that would be amazing and beyond comprehension, but the fact that I fall again and again, and all THAT He has taken on,


...One is left floating naked and mute in an ineffable sea of rising Grace...

How do you begin to thank Him for something like that?

At Friday, September 29, 2006 8:39:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this poem, and for your interest in theology.

At Tuesday, May 20, 2008 9:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My english teacher is making me memorize this poem

At Sunday, June 15, 2008 4:51:00 AM, Blogger Teresa Dickhoner said...

I have loved this peom for many years, but have not been able to find out much about Martha Snell Nicholson. I did read she was an invalid confined to bed for more than 30 years, but not when she was born, died, where she lived.

At Sunday, July 15, 2012 10:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is truly beautiful and honest...everything our dear Lord savior is and did for wicked sinners, for me and you


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