He Came For Us- A Poem About the Greatest Love of All Time

It’s Friday and you know what that means…Inspiration in the form of poetry as I link up with my writing Friends at Lisa Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday.  Today’s word was STORY.  The word story is not actually in my poem today, but it was inspired by the traditional hymnal “I Love to Tell the Story”.  It is a poem (and story) that I wrote about the greatest Love that ever was.  A Love so great that it transcends time.  A Love that is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.  He came for us.  Plain and Simple.  Here is the poem:



He Came For Us (The Greatest Love of All Time):

A Love so great no boundaries knew,

Which lived to die though faultless be.

He came for me , he came for you-

To take our part and set us free.

Mocked by those who didn’t believe

Betrayed by even closest friends

On the cross, alone, he grieved

For those who hadn’t made amends.

“Forgive them Father for they know not”

These simple words our Savior prayed,

Enduring pain -He never fought,

A greater Love not since displayed.

He came for you. He came for me.

Eternal Life is ours to take,

Because He paved the way for Thee

And sinless, died-

For our own sake.


©Rebekah Ann Stephenson 2013 weliveinspired.com


I’m sharing an original Graphic Art my late Uncle Mike did for me back in 2004.  He called it Reflections of peace and it was for a calendar cover.  He was doing a series on peace and world affairs at that time after the 9-11 incident.  If you read my FMF poem last week , you would know that my uncle has since passed of pancreatic cancer.  I think he would like to know this was shared in this context today as the two of us often used to collaborate and create together.  It’s a little way to keep his work and his memory alive.  🙂

Reflections of Peace by Michael Lint


For the song that inspired today’s poem :

I love to tell the story,

Twill be My theme in Glory-

To tell the old, old story

Of Jesus and His Love.


Here is the full song as sung by Alan Jackson.  If you can’t see the video, please click on the link in your email:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0aiahIo8Sw


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12 Responses to He Came For Us- A Poem About the Greatest Love of All Time

  1. April says:

    hi Rebekah, beautifully written as inspired by the Giver who is the ultimate Storyteller of our life … visiting from FMF — April

  2. Lizzy says:

    I love to sing these songs at Church. I have noticed that the ones about story tend to be sung the loudest 🙂 Beautiful poem too!!

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      You may have something there (about the story songs) :). I am glad you liked it!

  3. Joy Lenton says:

    More beautiful offerings, Rebekah! Your poem says it all. The gospel of grace is wrapped up in, “He came for me, he came for you”. Indeed. And we are forever changed by it. The good old hymns are a great reminder of the power of that story. Thank you for sharing your family story too. It adds weight to the words you bring here. Bless you 🙂 xx

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      Thank you Joy! I was indeed trying to somehow simply wrap up the story of the gospel (since I knew I wanted to write something to go along with the song in my head) so I am glad it translated well by using “He came for us”. I personally love the old fashioned hymns as they make me think of simple times. Bless you too Joy. Take care my friend xo.

  4. Tati says:

    I love the way the words flow. When I played the video the kids all flocked around to watch and listen. Your friend from Five Minute Friday.

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      I love that Tati! That for sure gave me a smile (the children flocking around to listen). Those are the type of things that touch my heart. Thanks for the FB like and for stopping by to be a new friend.

  5. This is definitely great inspiration I love it. Thank you for helping me to find something so inspiring.

  6. AlyssaZ says:

    Thanks for sharing the video too, I admit to not knowing the song! But your words flow so perfectly and I can imagine them set to music just like the original 🙂

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      I used to not know this song either, until I got some old tapes, CD and a book with George Beverly Shea in it some years ago that had this hymn. I really like old hymnals though as it makes me think of my grand parents or great grand parents. I am quirky in that for my age I like a lot of the old timey stuff! Who knows-maybe I can somehow make a song with it on my guitar haha..it could go either way ( cool or really really bad). Never know unless I try I guess! 😉 Thanks for stopping by friend!

      • AlyssaZ says:

        I’ll admit to not listening to many old style hymns, but I do enjoy a few cds of the ‘updated’ classics. I love listening to Christ Rice or Jaydon Lavik!