Why Would You Do This For Me

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13

 Story Behind the Art:


 This for Me

© 2010 Susan and David Edwards


Locked in prison of my own making

Hope was lost; my heart was breaking

Till you came to set me free

Why would you do this for me?


You did this for me

Spilt precious blood

In Gethsemane

Ravaged by forces within

Pierced by my sorrow and sin


You did this for me

You gave your life

On Calvary

Wounds in these hands that I see

Why would you do this for me?


My child, I love you

These wounds that you see

Are keys to the prison

They’ll set you free


Engraved is your name

In my hands and my soul

I’ll never forsake you

With me be whole.


You did this for me

Broke ev’ry bond

From my chains I’m free

Jesus, my Lord, I love thee

Safe in your love I will be