1. Scandalon

Words and Lyrics: Michael Card


Verse 1
The seers and the prophets had foretold it long ago
That the long awaited one would make men stumble
But they were looking for a king to conquer and to kill
Who'd have ever thought He'd be so meek and humble

He will be the truth that will offend them one and all
A stone that makes men stumble
And a rock that makes them fall
Many will be broken so that He can make them whole
And many will be crushed and lose their own soul

Verse 2
Along the path of life there lies a stubborn Scandalon
And all who come this way must be offended
To some He is a barrier, To others He's the way
For all should know the scandal of believing

Spoken Word:
Give ear to my voice
A voice you’ve apprehended
I’ve been ruined By your love
my life’s been upended
You’re coming back to us
Just the way you ascended
I fix my eyes on the prize
So to not be offended

Cuz Your truth can cut
Between the bone and the marrow
It’s not easy Walking down
This road that is narrow
I’m asked to eat your flesh
And drink your blood
To believe in a pregnant virgin
And a worldwide flood
So easy to be offended
Your love proves me wrong
Only by your grace
I follow The Holy Scandalon.

Verse 3
It seems today the Scandalon offends no one at all
The image we present can be stepped over
Could it be that we are like the others long ago
Will we ever learn that all who come must stumble