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Crystal Lewis – You Didn't Have To Do It lyrics

I'll never know why
Why you did what you did
You didn't have to die
But you did
You hung on the cross
So that I wouldn't be lost
You took my place
Now You're pleadin' my case
You didn't have to do it
Oh, but I'm glad you did
You didn't have to do it
But I'm glad you did

You didn't have to suffer
You didn't have to give your life
You could have come down from the cross
But you chose to die
You said "Father forgive them
For they know not what they do"
An when they pierced Your side
You just hung bled and died

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You didn't have to come down
From the Father's side
But because of Your love for me
You made the sacrifice
You knew no sin
But became sin for me
An all who believe
Can live eternally

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You didn't have to do it
But I'm glad you did
You could have come down from the cross
Then my soul would be lost
But You chose to stay
And Your love made a way

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    This song makes me cry. I first heard Crystal sing this in concert probably 20 years ago. I loved it then, but the more I know of Jesus, the more this song breaks me down. I hate to admit it, but sometimes I get so discouraged that some of my loved ones don't care about God. I have prayed for them for years and at times I find myself thinking it's hopeless and not wanting to care about their salvation because it hurts too much. But what if Jesus had felt that way about us? He didn't have to sacrifice Himself. How amazing is that?
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