Signs at the time of Christ’s crucifixion
[another Sunday hymn looking towards Easter]
The soldiers fell: they sensed Christ's power,
and should have bowed in awe,
for willingly he faced this hour,
the mocking malice bore.
The sun was darkened – awesome sign
to all Jerusalem
to think about this deed divine –
God’s Word to sinful men.
The veil was torn: a sign to priests
of change, for now fulfilled
were ceremonies, types and feasts,
as Christ the Lamb, was killed.
CM eg tune of ‘There is a green hill far away’ or 'Amazing Grace'
'When Jesus said, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground. John 18:6 'From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. … When Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.' Matthew 27:45, 50, 51