In Silent Awe (Pearson)
In silent awe the angels watched
And held their breath as one
While men drown nails through Jesus’ hands
To crucify God’s Son
As demons mocked His pow’r to save
And men defiled their king,
The angel legions gathered round
To worship him, unseen.
In silent awe creation paused
To hear the Savior’s word
While men gave Jesus gall to drink
And stripped and beat their Lord.
Earth trembled at the Savior’s pain.
The sun in shame withdrew
But Jesus softly said, “Forgive…
they know not what they do.”
In silent awe the Father watched
His blessed Son atone.
Though God could stop the suffering
Christ bore the cross alone.
The tears streamed down the Father’s face;
Blood poured from Jesus’ side.
God watched as justice turned to grace
When Jesus meekly died.
In silent awe we humbly bow
Before the Lord this day.
We each renew our covenant
To serve Him and obey.
With bread we ponder Jesus’ word,
With drink the sacrifice,
And reverence oru Savior for
His gift, eternal life.
Text: John V. Pearson
Album: Submitted Music (1998-2006)
Composition Date: 1999
More Info: CMS 1999