Devotion #12

 

THE WONDER OF YOUR CROSS

 

The wonder of Your cross

Shall be our meditation

To gather in that shadow

When the sun went down

To weep with those who thought that

You were leaving,

You were leaving, Jesus

The humble King who never

Wore an earthly crown.

 

To steal away at night

When they took down Your body

With love and tears

To leave You in a borrowed grave

To go with Mary to the place they laid You.

Where they laid You, Jesus

And in the morning

Find the stone was rolled away.

 

The cross, O the wonderful cross

What glory, what victory I’ve found

I’ll come to the wonderful cross

And my whole life I lay down.

 

Were heaven’s praises silent

In those hours of darkness?

Your Holy Spirit brooding

‘Round that empty throne?

Until the declaration

“He is Risen”, You are risen, Jesus

“He is not dead behold

He lives forever more.”

 

The cross, O the wonderful cross

What glory, what victory I’ve found

I’ll come to the wonderful cross

And my whole life I lay down.

 

Were heaven’s praises silent

In those hours of darkness?

Your Holy Spirit brooding

‘Round that empty throne?

Until the declaration

“He is Risen”, You are risen, Jesus

“He is not dead behold

He lives forever more.”

 

The cross, O the wonderful cross

What glory, what victory I’ve found

I’ll come to the wonderful cross

And my whole life I lay down.