Anguish beyond imagination; / A speared side, and a thistle crown / Mockery and taunting, and boots on the ground!
Criminal on either side; / But with freedom to choose. / One chose salvation, / The other would lose.
He had done nothing wrong, / He was the King of the Jews, / This phase was soon over, / He would tell “The Good News.”
The cup did not pass; / God’s will would be done, / The midday darkness / Blocked the rays of the sun.
They challenged His authority, / Gave Him vinegar to drink, / His response to the evil, / Caused the centurion to think.
“A place of the skull,” / As the hill came to be known; / A tomb would not hold Him / As was soon to be shown.
When we accept Him as Saviour, / Our true life begins; / He had paid the debt / For all of our sins!