“This Is Jesus,” New Era, Apr. 1990, 10–11In Tune:This Is JesusWords by Leah S. MartinMusic by Michelle StarkeSlowly, with feeling1. They knelt at his feet in mockery.They smote him with a rod.They gave to him a crown of thorns,denied the Son of God.2. I marvel how courageouslyHe hung upon the Crossto take on him the sins of the world,to pay the awful cost.And “This, this is Jesus, King of the Jews!”Upon his cross they wrote.They parted all his raiment too,cast lots upon his coat.3. Between transgressors he was hung,was crucified with thieves.The multitude said, “Save Thyself!”And then, we will believe.And yet, after hanging on the crossand all that he went through,The one thing he said was “Father forgive themFor they know not what they do.”Copyright © 1989 by Leah S. Martin and Michelle Starke. All rights reserved.This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use. This notice must be included on each copy made.