Jesus and Alexander

Poem by Charles Ross Weeds

Jesus and Alexander died at thirty three
One lived and died for self;
one died for you and me,
The Greek died on a throne;    the Jew died on a cross,
One’s life a triumph seemed;    the other but a loss,
One led vast armies forth;    the other walked alone,
One shed a whole world’s blood;     the other gave His own,
One won the whole world in life and lost it all in death,
The other lost His life to win the whole world’s faith.

Jesus and Alexander died at thirty three,
One died in Babylon;      and one on Calvary,
One gained all for self;    and one Himself He gave,
One conquered every throne;    the other, every grave,
One won all the earth, to lose all earth and heaven,
The other gave up all, that all to Him be given,
The Greek forever died;   the Jew forever lives
He loses all who only gets;    and wins all who truly gives

*Got this in an email today. What a contrast, what a contrast.


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