We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you, because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.
We brought Jesus’ body to a tomb and I arranged it there myself, silently weeping, silently rejoicing.
I took one more look at my loving Son, and then walked out.
They closed the tomb and before I left, I thought,
I knew this had to be...it had to be for you!
I would wait in faith silently.
Let us pray: Yes, my Lord, this had to be because you loved me, and for no other reason.
All you ask is that I live a good life. You never said such a life would be easy.
I am willing to leave sin behind and live for you alone, in my brothers and sisters.
By the cross with thee to stay, There with thee to weep and pray, Is all I ask of thee to give.
Illustration by Jan Hearn ©
Posted by Fr Tomas