"Father, I pray, let this cup pass from Me."
Great drops of blood, as sweat, fell down
"Take away this cup from Thine only Son . . .
"Whomsoever I kiss, 'tis He," Judas cried
Then, just one look into that kindly face . . .
Throwing the silver, which he was paid,
"Art Thou the king the Jew's expected one?"
Pilate wished the yelling mob to chide,
To the clamoring mob, bereft of reason,
"Crucify Him! Crucify Him!" they cry
His blood be on us and our children."
"Away with Him! Away with Him!
Scourged and delivered to the angry mob,
"Hail Thou! Hail Thou! King of the Jews!"
On His head a crown of thorns they placed
Then, on the cross which He had borne up the hill,
When blow on blow, strong hands sent the nails
Then cried soldiers lifting high the cross
"Father, forgive them," in compassion He cried,
Nails, cruel, pierced His hands and feet,
"It is finished," people heard Him say,
mantle of darkness caressed Him in death,
The rulers knew they were mistaken again,
earful, they fled the angry mob . . .
By loving hands brought down from the cross . . .
All earth was hushed . . . not a sound was heard,
Weird was the cry His mother gave
"Earth holds the Nazarene within her grasp;
He cannot now, as He has often said,
Go soldiers, place a guard o'er His grave . . .
At last, morning came and the cold grey dawn;
But lo! . . . the grave is empty, their Lord is gone,
The sun bursts forth in all its glory
"The tomb is empty, the body is gone . . .
So, sing ye people, let your voices ring,
Romans 5:6-8 You see at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8But God demonstrated his own ove for us in this. While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 4: 21-25a But now a righteousness from God, apart form law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all ahave sinned and fall short of the glory of God 24 and are justifies freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement through faith in his blood.
This is a poem that expresses the true meaning of this holiday perfectly. May you read it and be blessed.
I like poetry and song lyrics which are also poetry. I have included some of my favorite poems about spring and the season.
It is time to cook some of my favorite dishes of the season.
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