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"King's Ransom" is a song by Petra. It was written by the band's guitarist Bob Hartman, and composed by Hartman, John and Dino Elefante. The song was released in 1986 as part of the band's eight studio album, Back to the Street.

LyricsEdit

Words by Bob Hartman
Music by Bob Hartman, John and Dino Elefante

It's such a paradox - it's such a mystery
Why a King would leave His throne to save humanity
They could not have known when they mocked Him in disgrace
They could not have known when they spit upon His face

(Chorus)
The Rose of Sharon wore a crown of thorns that day
The carpenter had a nail right through His hand
The Master of the earth became a servant of no worth
And paid a King's ransom for my soul
He paid a King's ransom for my soul

Creator of the earth - Name above all names
Some just stood in unbelief when listening to His claims
They could not have known when they hit Him with their fists
They could not have known when they nailed his feet and wrists

The ransom that He paid was the sacrifice he made
The life of a King in place of me
The shame that He bore for the rich and for the poor
Changed His crown of thorns into glory

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