NOTE: One of our brand new Christians (Jeff Wiant) has an extensive music background. He has written a song, “Live Like Jesus,” that we will be learning at Bear Valley very soon (Kathy Petrillo is doing the musical note composition for his melody now). I’m very excited for you to learn it! While the following will probably be adjusted by Jeff with his considerable knowledge of meter and music, here is the poem that will at some point become a hymn.
When Moses and the Israelites were crying and enslaved
God shared His plan to free them and help them to be saved
The plan spelled the difference, and none of them were lost
But the way of their deliverance must come at a great cost.
The price was a little animal, flawless and innocent and young
He lived with them for four days before his blood was hung
Across the door. And through that step the obedient were spared
The lamb that saved their lives showed them that God cared.
They loved the lamb, The gift of the Great I Am,
They killed the lamb, And their faith passed the exam
No other way would have saved them on that night
The cherished sacrificial lamb led them to the light.
Each year the lambs were slaughtered to take care of their sin
Thousands upon thousands, a river of blood again and again
But God had a better solution, though more costly than them all
His Son, a Lamb without defect, who would save us from our fall
He came and lived among us before His blood was shed
The people, filled with anger, hung Him until He was dead
And by the gift of His perfect life, God gave us a door of hope
If we will follow His great plan, we have the way to cope.
Do you love the lamb, The gift of the Great I Am,
Do you see His love, the love of that Precious Lamb,
No other way can save us from sin’s dark night,
Obey the lamb to walk in the Son’s pure light.