56. Jesus Who Lives Above the Sky

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Jesus who lives above the sky,
 
Came down to be a man and die,
 
And in the Bible we may read
 
His love to those who were in need.
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He went about—He was so kind—
 
To cure poor people who were blind;
 
And many who were sick and lame,
 
He pitied them and did the same.
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And more than that, He told them too
 
The things that God would have them do;
 
And was so gentle and so mild,
 
He would have listened to a child.
4
He knew how wicked man had been,
 
And knew that God must punish sin;
 
So out of pity Jesus said
 
He'd bear the punishment instead.
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But such a cruel death He died!
 
He was hung up and crucified;
 
And those kind hands that did such good,
 
They nailed them to a cross of wood.
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And so He died, and rose again;
 
He lives on high at God's right hand;
 
Soon He'll return for us from heaven—
 
For those whose sins have been forgiven.