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.

1 comment:

Dori said...

Whoa, the last part nearly gave me the chickenskin! Very cool.

Sure wish blogger would work for me! There's not even a place you can make complaints to. :( It saddens me.