Dark clouds gather above the crowd,
The baying for Christ’s blood are loud.
Hammer blows, blood ﬂows.
The victim moans, his followers groan.
Pain, grief and despair travail,
Death and darkness appear to prevail.
The Messiah cries out and relinquishes life
The earth shakes, the curtain tears, there is strife.
God apparently absent,
Leaves Satan apparently ascendant.
The body in a tomb is laid,
His followers hide fearful of a raid.
The third day dawns, the Son arises,
This, to many, surprises.
Light, love and joy beam triumphant,
The Heavenly realm is once again ascendant.
Eternal death and darkness affected,
Satan and his minions defeated.
The Christ supremely victorious,
Life Eternal beams meritorious.
Rev. S.P.G. Neuhaus RFD 2018