Amid the depths of darkness, these tragic sounds were heard
T'were voices raised in anguish, uttering sad words
Outcries there were many, much suffering in all
They seemed to wail amongst themselves, "Why didn't I heed the call?"

I had so many chances, those words were always clear.
"Repent my child, come unto me, The end is oh so near!"
With nail scarred hands he reached for me, tears falling from his eyes.
"I've done this all for you my child, why can't you recognize?"

"Don't turn away, please believe, my promises hold true!
No need to pay the debt you owe, I've paid it all for you
You've heard my WORD repeatedly, ye know all that I've taught.
The torment I endured for you, don't let it be for naught!"

"The Crown of Thorns, placed on my head, I didn't have to wear
That Roman spear thrust in my side I didn't have to bear
Their mocking taunts, their spitting tongues, I could've stopped it all
But instead, I thought of you, and prayed you'd heed my call"

Of course I heard those pleading words, he spoke them faithfully
He'd say them quite a bit, you know, he really did love me
He also said his Grace would end, and sin would be no more
He had to stop the hate, the filth, the ravages of War.

But Alas! I didn't hear! I was having too much fun!
I didn't have time for him at all, I had things to get done!
No time to stop and think of all that he endured for me
I had to work and buy nice things, I wanted more money!

There were parties to attend, and such fancy clothes to wear!
Fast cars to drive, new fads to try, and much gossip to share!
I wanted to be popular,I figured that he'd wait
I kept thinking to myself "It couldn't be that late!"

I was so wrong, he'd had enough, it all came to an end!
Much earlier than I thought it would, then this agony began
I finally got what I wanted though, I did reach my earthly goal
But now, I have to ask myself, WAS lT WORTH MY SOUL?"

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