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King of Love

by Clinton Herring © 2022

Before the throne of the God of mercy
there is a King of heavenly love
who came to earth by God's degree
to show the truth that reigns above.

He's God Himself embellish in grace.
He's God the Son with truth adorn.
He came to teach our thankless race
and grant new hope to us forlorn.

The Lamb of God, His destiny sure,
to die upon a Calvary cross,
to shed His blood, an infinite cure,
that those who trust suffer no loss.

He made this world that knew Him not,
this living Word in human form.
Lost sheep we were, for us He sought
To shield us from the wrath and storm.

This Light of Truth - He gives to men
treasures found in His heavenly store.
His brightness glistens deep within
and transforms us to our very core.

He's Life himself, yes Living bread.
He broke through death and broke through time.
He granted new life when we were dead
and healed our wounds and forgave our crime.

So King of Love, I declare His name!
This God of mercy who came to me.
I shout this truth, tell of His fame!
My life, my love forever is He.

John 1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing
was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

This poem was a finalist in the April 2022 poetry contest

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