The long night

The sky bled like the Holy One,
“It is finished,” the day was done,
The Mourning Light had gone away.

The dew sat down for a long cry,
An evening song of woe arrived,
The sounds of His death were replayed.

Evil whispers deceived the wind,
The darkness howled, “This is the end,”
The long night had covered the Day.

That evening with tears in the dark,
They prepared Him with broken hearts,
The horrors of the cross still weighed.

They laid Him on the stony ground,
Tears and spices and linen bound,
They said, “Good-bye” and walked away.

The dew sat down for a long cry,
An evening song of woe arrived,
The sounds of His death were replayed.

Evil whispers deceived the wind,
The darkness howled, “This is the end,”
The long night had covered the Day.

A new sky would arise,
The dew’s tears soon would dry,
A new sky would arise…
Rise like the Son,
Rise like the Son.

Behind the lines

When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. (Matthew 27:57-58 ESV)

Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds in weight. So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there. (John 19:39-42 ESV)

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4 thoughts on “The long night

  1. Thank you Heavenly Father for sending Your Son to Earth to die for us poor sinners. Thank you that He is sitting on Your right hand making intersession for us today. Praise Your Holy Name.

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