Isaiah 53 Poem by Nicholas Hayes

Isaiah 53 Poem by Nicholas Hayes

Originally posted on Christian Resource Ministry:

Isaiah 53: 5-6 (NIV)

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Out of the mouth of the driest land; came forth this fertile tree
Nothing magnetic about it’s hand; rejected and shamed for thee
 
Fraught and close with suffering; clinched in the grasp of pain
Living a life collecting sorrow; removing it from my name
 
 Cursed he is to take the yoke of all this on his deck
How red the mark that bleeds beneath the contour of his neck
 
 The pressing of the beating and the puncture of the dart
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