-Spurgeon, "An Appeal To Sinners"
WILL YOU PURCHASE MY LIFE WITH A PRICE
SO DEAR? I think, had I seen him going up to his cross,
I would have been compelled to hold him back and say--
"Oh! Jesus, you shall not die; I will not have it.
Will you purchase my life with a price so dear?"
It seems too costly for him who is the Prince of Life and
Glory to let his fair limbs be tortured in agony;
that the hands which carried mercies should be pierced
with accursed nails; that the temples that were always
clothed with love should have cruel thorns driven through