Jehovah willed that Jesus should be bruised
“He hath subjected him to suffering”!
What wonder that the man whom men refused
Should be the One God made the offering:
The trespass-offering for our offence,
Who bore our sins upon the cross of shame,
Whose sufferings for us were most intense
When taking for our sake both wrath and blame.
Inside the garden Christ has seen a seed:
Loving Him more than she could understand
Was Mary, whom His work of grace made whole;
Years after years of glory now succeed,
For all God’s pleasure prospers in His hand,
Filled with the fruit of travail of His soul.