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At the Foot of the Cross

 

 At The Foot of the Cross
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Fearing the battle was over
and I'd already lost the war,
I was tired of trying and failing.
I just couldn't fight anymore.

So, dragging my battle-scarred body,
I crawled to the foot of the cross.
And I sobbed, "Oh please, Father forgive me.
But, I tried ... I tried ... and still lost."

Then, the air grew silent around me.
I heard His voice just as clear as the dawn,
"Oh, my child, though you are tired and weary,
you can't stop, you have to go on."

At the foot of the Cross, where I met Him,
At the foot of the Cross, where He died,
I felt love, as I knelt in His presence.
I felt hope, as I looked in His eyes.

Then He gathered me lovingly to Him,
as around us God's light clearly shone.
And, together we walked though my lifetime
to heal every wound I had known.

I found bits of my dreams, long forgotten,
and pieces of my life on the floor.
But I watched as He tenderly blessed them,
and my life was worth living once more.

I knew then why I had been losing.
I knew why I had not grown.
At the foot of the Cross came the answer:
I'd been fighting the battle alone.

At the foot of the Cross, where I met Him,
At the foot of the Cross, where He died,
Then I knew I could face any challenge
together -- just my Lord and I.


Author
Marcia Krugh Leaser

 

     

 

Note: I just received this letter from the author and I am so happy to find out who had written this lovely poem. So many times the author get lost because of folks sending their work out and forgetting to give the proper credit... Thank you Marcia for writting me and for permission to use your poem...

Good evening, Jim,
You asked if anyone knew the author of AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS. I wrote this as a song many years ago. After having no interest shown other then me singing it every now and then, I sent it out as a poem. It was published in a S.S periodical (STANDARD) and has been put on many web sites. I thank you for including it on yours. Your site is beautiful. Keep sharing Jesus!

In His service,
Marcia Krugh Leaser

Midi Title; 'Traces of Love'
copyright by; Bruce De Boer
Used with permission. Thank you

 


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