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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Write in the POETRY genre (05/17/07)

TITLE: Love's the Reason that He Came
By Donna Howard
05/18/07


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Love’s the Reason that You Came


So gently, Lord, You came to earth,
And graced us with Your Holy Birth.
You left Your home in heaven above,
To teach us of the Father’s love.

You lived among us meek and mild.
Your life was pure and undefiled.
You taught us how to love each other,
Father, Mother, Sister, Brother.

You showed us how to live our life,
To be set free from stress and strife.
We sought for riches and for fame,
But love’s the reason that You came.

By love’s design, Your hands were tied,
And on a cruel cross You died.
Your blood ran down upon the tree,
As from our sins You set us free.

You saved us all from death’s dark door,
And filled our life with hope once more.
You sought not riches, nor for fame,
For love’s the reason that You came.

But there are some who’ve never heard,
The message from Your precious Word.
They do not know Your life You gave,
The way to heaven for them to pave.

Please open hearts, Dear Lord, I plead,
So all Your children may be freed
From all the storms and stress and strife
And from the sin that stains their life.

Release their hearts from unbelief.
Please quench their doubts and bring relief.
Help them to claim the wondrous love
That You brought down from heaven above.

You loved us one, You loved us all,
For each of us, You took the fall.
We give You thanks, we praise Your name,
That love’s the reason that You came.


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Tabiatha Tallent05/24/07
Great rhyme and rhythm, and beautiful words. Great work.
Benjamin Graber05/24/07
Thank you for reminding us of how much Christ loves us. Isn't His love amazing?
One thought for critique: I suggest that you avoid cliche rhymes such as love/above...
Keep up the good work!
Jacquelyn Horne05/25/07
Lovely! It is so encouraging and flows well. Good read.
Rita Garcia05/25/07
YES! HIS LOVE! Great writing!
Rhonda Clark 05/26/07
Awesome and powerful message here.
Joanne Sher 05/29/07
Just lovely - your rhythm AND message are spot on. I truly was blessed by this!
Lisa Holloway05/30/07
Meaningful concept and good meter. Nice job!
dub W05/30/07
s pristine verse proper to say? the poem is like a lily, soft and beautiful. Well done, my friend.