DavidA shepherd and a warriorA poet and a kingA man who loved his GodMore than any other thingHe once had killed Goliath,A lion, and a bearHe danced before the ark of GodUndignified; he did not careHe meditated on the WordOf God both day and nightHe praised God for His beauty,For His mercy and His might.But there came a day that DavidStole a glance and then a wifeHer husband wouldn't play alongSo Uriah lost his life. Does it not seem suddenThis terrible great fall?But read a little closer,Not so sudden after all. For it happened in the springWhen kings go out to warKing David did just one thingThat he'd never done before"I've fought so many battlesThat I have earned some restPlease bring me just a bit more wineA king deserves the best."He got up from his bed When it was almost nightA woman bathing on a houseOh, it was such a sight!And then the man named DavidWho had killed both lion and bearPushed all thoughts of God asideAnd he began to stareWhile fighting the Lord's battlesHis eyes fixed on the LordDavid never had this problemBut now he had grown bored. And so he sent and took her, The wife of his close friendAs Uriah fought for David, He took her and he sinned.Now David had to hide his sinHe sent Uriah to his wifeUriah would do no such thingAs his soldiers risked their life. More desperate as the days went byThe king wrote this command,"Please make it so the man will dieWho brings this letter in his hand." Bathsheba heard the news And mourned a little whileDavid said, "Come be my wife"The king, the sinner, full of guile. But nothing can be hidden From the One True Sovereign KingGod called a man named NathanAnd God's message did he bring:A rich man had so many sheep; The poor man one little ewe; Rich man killed the poor man's lambFor a stranger passing through."Kill the man who did this thing!He has sinned and he must die!" The king in righteous angerForgot his own great lie. Nathan heard the voice of God And did what he must doHe looked straight at King DavidAnd said, "That man is you!" His own mouth had statedThat he deserved to die But David cried for mercyOn God He did relyHe had no more excusesHe didn't run and hideDavid found God's mercyIn Christ the Crucified.God forgave King DavidBut it cost God no small priceThis sin and all of my sin, tooFell on Christ, our sacrifice. Oh, let us not be lazyLet us work and let us prayLet us worship our Lord JesusWhile it is called today.