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 heartโ€™s desire

For now He knew with His last breath

That He had won oโ€™er sin and death.


Paddy Cummins

Good Friday 2020.