Don’t Let Them Rot

She was only a child
Just 8 years of age
He abused her young body
We expressed our outrage

They take multiple lives
Brag about what they do
No remorse, no regret
They should go to hell too

We demand justice at once
No parole, no appeal
Let them all rot in hell
That’s just how we feel

But the gospel I read
Is both justice and grace
Mercy and forgiveness
Intertwine, interlace

If it is only the good
The deserving the nice
The gospel is worthless
Not worth the Lord’s Christ

He died for the evil
Those we hold in contempt
The raped and the rapist
Those who would not repent

I must pray for them
God’s salvation is free
Bring them to Yourself Father
Just as You did me

Romans 5:6-7 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

1 Corinthians 6:11 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.