Thursday, April 5, 2012

Maundy/ Holy Thursday (5)

Alone thou Goest Forth

Alone Thou Goest Forth
Alone Thou goest forth, O Lord,
In sacrifice to die;
Is this Thy sorrow nought to us
Who pass unheeding by?

Our sins, not thine, Thou bearest, Lord;
Make us Thy sorrow feel,
'Till through our pity and our shame
Love answers Love's appeal.

This is Earth's darkest hour, but Thou
Dost light and life retore;
Then let all praise be given Thee
Who livest evermore.

Peter Abelard (1079-1142)

graphic: “Christ in Gethsemane”, by Michael D. O’Brien.

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