He Decided To Die
(written by Margaret P. Douroux)
(recorded by James Cleveland & also Donald Vails)
When Jesus hung on Calvary,
people came from miles to see;
they said, "if you be the Christ,
come down and save your life".
Oh but Jesus, my sweet Jesus,
He never answered them,
for He knew that Satan was tempting Him.
If He had come down from the cross,
then my soul would still be lost.
He would not come down
from the cross just to save himself;
He decided to die just to save