Last Words

“Father, forgive them, they know not what they do”
I hear You pray for those who torture You
These are the words that tear my grudges all apart
Create in me a tender heart

You turn Your head to address a dying thief
“Today you’ll be in Paradise with Me”
These are the words where every hopeless soul must start
Create in me a trusting heart

You darkest hour, You cried out from the tree
“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
These words of anguish pierce me through just like a dart
Create in me thankful heart

Then unto Mary, “Woman, behold your son”
“Behold your Mother”, your dying words to John
These words begin a family of which I’m part
Create in me a holy heart

You said, “I thirst” yet it was not for wine
You thirst for love from desert souls like mine
And with these words a flowing river You impart
Create in me a loving heart

Then “It is finished”. Your work on earth was done
For in three days Your battle would be won
These are the words with which You crown Your works of art
Create in me a perfect heart

“Into Your hands, Father, I commit My breath.”
Your final prayer as You closed Your eyes in death
And with these words one day I’ll fly to where You are
Create in me
Create in me
Create in me a faithful heart

 

Words and Music for Lent by Karl Kohlhase
© 2008 karl kohlhase

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STORY BEHIND THIS SONG...

My goal with this CD was to provide a musical resource for Lent. Contemplation of our Lord's wounds is a wonderful way to stir our hearts to love. I pray these simple songs for Lent will help listeners come to a deeper appreciation for our Lord's Passion.

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