Those Were My Nails

Continuing on the Easter theme; I wanted to share a song that I have listened to several times over the past few weeks. In fact, it was one of the songs played during communion on Easter Sunday at our church. For me, it is very emotional and convicting. How often do we think about the things that we do which caused the need for a Savior? How often do we reflect on what Jesus actually went through before and on the cross… for us?

“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:9-10

Thankfully, the story does not end at the cross! But, there are plenty of times that I need to be reminded that I needed and still need a Savior.

“On My Cross” by: FFH

[The following link is a more graphic video with scenes taken from the movie “The Passion”]



How wide is Your love

That You would stretch Your arms

And go around the world

And why for me would a Savior’s cry be heard


I don’t know

Why You went where I was meant to go

I don’t know

Why You love me so


Those were my nails

That was my crown

That pierced Your hands and Your brow

Those were my thorns

Those were my scorns

Those were my tears that fell down

And just as You said it would be

You did it all for me

After You counted the cost

You took my shame, my blame

On my cross


How deep is Your grace

That you could see my need

And chose to take my place

And then for me, these words I’d hear You say


Father no

Forgive them for they know not what they do

I will go

Because I love them so



2 replies

  1. Beautiful Ally. After Mom and I got saved; when I was in Elementary school, she began establishing 3 hours of quiet time for prayer and Bible reading on Good Friday. I still use that time to think over Jesus’ journey to and time on the cross. Our Pastor taught that she weekly will take quiet time and “see” his journey in her mind. It’s harder to sin when your mind is constantly on the cost.

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