Monday, April 30, 2007

He's a bandit and a heart breaker / Oh, but Jesus was a cross maker













I heard the thunder come rumblin'

The light never looked so dim

I see the junction git nearer'

And danger is in the wind
And either road's lookin' grim


Hidin' me, I flee, desire dividin' me
He's a bandit and a heart breaker

Oh, but Jesus was a cross maker

Yes, Jesus was a cross maker

Sweet silver angels over the sea

Please come down flyin' low for me
- Judee Sill

Judee Sill - Jesus Was A Cross Maker (MP3)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Greater than Moses, turn and look once more and smite a rock.

"Good Friday" by Christina Rossetti

Am I a stone and not a sheep
That I can stand, O Christ, beneath Thy Cross,
To number drop by drop Thy Blood's slow loss,
And yet not weep?

Not so those women loved
Who with exceeding grief lamented Thee;
Not so fallen Peter weeping bitterly;
Not so the thief was moved;

Not so the Sun and Moon
Which hid their faces in a starless sky,
A horror of great darkness at broad noon,--
I, only I.

Yet give not o'er,
But seek Thy sheep, true Shepherd of the flock;
Greater than Moses, turn and look once more
And smite a rock.