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How Many?

by John Janzen © 2017

How many makers
Have poured out their heart
To win back a world
That was theirs from the start

How many soldiers
Have entered the fray
Assured of their lives
Being taken that day

How many captains
Demand of their men
To lay down their lives
And then raise them again

How many a king
With servants to send
Would serve them himself
And then call them his friend

How many judges
Would justly condemn
Then lay down their lives
A ransom for them

How many preachers
Who serve in their churches
Would give up position
Or pomp in their perches

How many leaders
Let themselves be led
And speak what they hear
So that others are fed

How many teachers
Illustrate by their walk
The things they instruct
Or the lessons they’ve taught

How many lords
Have invited the grave
Loved life not to death
In order to save

How many saviours
Have counted the cost
Redeeming the world
Through death on a cross

Share now the tally
I count only one
The gift of our God
In Jesus, His son

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