Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, HE TOOK MY PLACE, by HORATIO (HORATIUS) BONAR

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HE TOOK MY PLACE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Upon a life I have not lived
Last Line: As one who has thy gift received.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ

Upon a life I have not lived,
Upon a death I did not die,
Another's life; Another's death:
I stake my whole eternity.

Not on the tears which I have shed;
Not on the sorrows I have known;
Another's tears; Another's griefs;
On them I rest, on them alone.

Jesus, O Son of God, I build
On what Thy cross has done for me;
There both my death and life I read;
My guilt, my pardon there I see.

Lord, I believe; O deal with me
As one who has Thy Word believed!
I take the gift, Lord, look on me
As one who has Thy gift received.

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