Tears of Love
I asked the Lord to give me love –
His love for souls in sin;
Instead He gave me weeping eyes,
A broken heart within.
I asked Him why He gave me tears,
He took me back in time
To when my Savior lived on earth,
When He was in His prime.
I saw Him go to where His friend
Was lying in a grave;
The sisters and their friends were grieved –
What love to them He gave.
You see my Savior standing there
Was also grieved that day,
He wept great heaving tears with sobs
Till those who saw could say:
“Behold we see now how He loved.”
His tears revealed His heart
His love was evident through tears –
I saw God’s point in part.
And then He took me to the day
The people hailed their King
While Jesus enters to their cheers
The children run and sing.
But when He saw Jerusalem
Stretched out before His eye,
His soul was moved with grief for them;
It moved His heart to cry.
Oh, as I read those solemn words
I feel that they are sweet
For in them I behold His love
So perfect and complete.
To one more place He took me now,
At midnight I beheld
The Son of God bowed down with grief
In deepest sorrow held.
I heard His weeping, strong and deep,
But through it I discerned
He prayed for me – it melted me,
His love for me I learned.
With tearful joy I thanked the Lord
For answering my prayer,
For giving me His love for souls –
His tears, His heart, His care.
Christina Joy Hommes
References: John 11:35; Luke 19:41; Hebrews 5:7-9
Isn’t it amazing to think that Jesus wept? He loves us so much it brought Him to tears. What a Savior! Do we have His heart and love? If so, it will sometimes bring us to tears as we see others suffer or reject the truth. When it does, we know that we aren’t praying alone but with the great Intercessor – our Lord Jesus.
I plan to share this wonderful poem with a bible study group on Philippians at the Eugene Mission. We will be talking about Paul’s tears referred to in Philippians 3:18. If it’s all right with you, I will print each person a copy (8 copies).
God has blessed you with a wonderful gift. Thanks for sharing it!!!
Thank you for your kind comment, Don! I’m delighted that you want to share the poem at your Bible study. May the Lord guide and bless you.