The Yoke

The Yoke music image The Yoke
(SATB Chorus)
The Yoke
(Soprano Solo)
The Yoke
(Mezzosoprano Solo)

Difficulty Level: Medium

Performed by James Royce Edwards

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"The Yoke" tells of Christ's childhood, His atonement for us, and His promise to bear our burdens as we take His yoke upon us.

Text: Toni Thomas   Music: Diane Tuiofu

Verse 1

The scent of wood had always brought Him to

His Father's side and gentle childhood.

There as a boy, Jesus watched in awe

As Father shaped the world with plane and saw.

 

Now as a man, Master of his craft,

He takes the beam with willing hands.

For it is time to finish what He wrought,

A better yoke that burdens not.

 

The soldiers mock and lash the heavy beam

To shoulders raw from a night of scourging.

Through the winding streets the foul crowd still follows;

As Jesus bears their scorn, their sins, in silent sorrow.

See His piercing pain;

Watch His footsteps fail;

See them lift the cross;

Feel the cruel nails.

 

See His piercing pain;

Hear His heavy sighs;

"Why hast thou forsaken me?"

Alone, He cries.

 

Now is the time to finish what He wrought,

A perfect yoke, that burdens not.

Now is the time to make His promise good.

His only comfort now--

Is the scent of wood.

 

"Come unto me, for my yoke is easy."

"Come unto me."

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