“Jesus and Alexander died at thirty-three,
One lived and died for self; one died for you and me.
The Greek died on the throne; the Jew died on a cross
One’s life a triumph seemed; the other but a loss.
One led vast armies forth; the other walked alone;
One shed a whole wold’s blood; the other gave His own.
One won the world in life and lost it all in death.
The other lost His life to win the whole world’s faith.
Jesus and Alexander died at thirty-three,
One died in Babylon; and one on Calvary.
One gained all for self; and one Himself He gave.
One conquered every throne; the other every grave.
The one made himself God; the God made Himself less;
The one lived but to blast, the other but to bless.
When died the Greek, forever fell his throne of swords;
But Jesus died to live forever Lord of lords.
Jesus and Alexander died at thirty-three.
The Greek made all men slaves; the Jew made all men free.
One built a throne on blood; the other on love,
The one was born of earth; the other from above.
One won all this earth, to lose all earth and heaven.
The other gave up all, that all to Him be given.
The Greek forever died; the Jew forever lives.
He loses all who gets, and wins all things who gives.”
(Charles Ross Weede, “The Perfect Example”)