There was no other good enough
To pay the price of sin.
He only could unlock the gates
Of heaven and let us in.
I could spend an entire 45-minute lesson talking about the life and mission of our Savior and not come close to explaining it as well as these few lines do.
There are plenty of other examples in all kinds of songs. I suppose that's the beauty of poetry--it's ability to portray thought beautifully and succinctly.
I would suggest that studying lyrics and other poetry can help us tighten up our writing and eliminate unnecessary verbiage.
So, grab your favorite hymnal or poetry book and enjoy some creative, tight writing.