Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE CHRIST, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY

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First Line: Father (so the word) he
Last Line: "father! Father!"" so he died."
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Crucifixion; Death; Jesus Christ; Mercy; Jesus Christ - Crucifixion; Dead, The

"FATHER!" (so The Word) He cried, --
"Son of Thine, and yet denied;
By my brothers dragged and tried,
Scoffed and scourged, and crucified,
With a thief on either side --
Brothers mine, alike belied, --
Arms of mercy open wide,
Father! Father!" So He died.

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