As sorrow reigns their savour dies

They took Him down in anguish cries

Then all with Mary went in shock

Placed Him safe beneath a rock.

His killers paused in pensive thought

Was this the end or something fraught

With danger grave, a new onslaught

To show the world

Their errant thought.

They killed the One without a sin

The Healer sent all souls to win

But did they quench the light of fire?

That He had made our heart’s desire

For now He knew with His last breath

That He had won o’er sin and death.


Paddy Cummins

Good Friday 2020.