Lamenting The Light

Tune: Passion Chorale

('O sacred head, now wounded')

Luke 23 v.26-32


Journeying on your Passion

Simon chosen, he one

Of Cyrene, made to bear

Your cross, Jesus, right there

On way to be crucified

For us you bled and died

Sinners Friend, taking my place

And all of every race


Great multitude bewailing

Lamenting, sorrowing

Yet Jesus says, Weep not for

Me, but for yourselves sure

Faithful women and loyal

Now in distress and toil

Weep for yourselves and children

And husbands too, your men


For days are coming when they

Shall say, when in dismay

Blessed are the barren, childless

They shall not see distress

When 'tis said, You mountains fall

On us, hills cover all

Of us, for now 'green-tree days'

What shall be done [in] 'dry days'?




  • dusk arising

    Just for the record like, does it say in the bible that Jesus was crucified at easter time i.e. early April

    • orchidee

      Thanks dusk. Well no, I suppose it's just become traditional that Easter appeared, and held end of March/early April each year. But it says it was at the Jewish Passover Festival.

      • dusk arising

        Thank you Orchidee. I hope you are well, being looked after for your wants and needs and staying safe and well in this topsy-turvey time.

      • 2 more comments

      • Michael Edwards

        Love the 'green tree days' - super write.

        • orchidee

          Thanks M. We in some 'dry tree days' at the moment?

        • Goldfinch60

          There are always those people willing to help.


          • orchidee

            Thanks Gold.

          • Andrew Charles Forrest

            Faith and nature an unbeatable combination Orchi

            Keep safe

            • orchidee

              Thanks Andrew.

            • Neville

              I went to school with Theresa Green.. I know you may have heard that one before.. but truth is.. I truly did.. there was also a Felicity Fallott & a Gunga Dinn…


              • orchidee

                I knew a Joe Bloggs - or did I make that one up?!

              • ANGELA & BRIAN

                Buenas Tardes (Good Afternoon) Tio Steve ~ Awesome Hymn reminding us of The Spiritual Solemnity of the Crucifixion & Easter. All some poeple are worrying about is not being able to get on the Beach ! Loved the Poem. Our experience (although limited compared with our Elders) is that in a time of need there is always a Simon of Cyrene & a Joseph of Aramthea to be a Paraclete *One called alongside to Help* AMEN. Thanks for sharing & reminding us ~ once again ~ about the true meaning of EASTER.
                I apologise that in replying to your comment on Our Poem it self destructed ! Can you repost ? My comment was the if you have an EPST *Electronic Place Sensitive Translator* ~ when you cross the French Spanish Border BONJOUR becomes BUENAS DIAS ~ its a handy device. It reminds of a Friend of mine who learned French @ School. Every Foreign Country he visited he expected them to speak French ! Another Friend had his GUITAR tuned to the PIANO in his Church. I tried to explain to Him that if he wanted to Play with our group he MUST retune his instrument ~ but he wouldnt let us touch it. Fortunately because he was ONE KEY too low (bum piano) we resolved it with a CAPO !

                Blessings to YOU & YOUR Terrifying Terrier
                Love int Spirit BRIAN & ANGELA 🧡🤍💙🤍🧡

                • orchidee

                  Thanks B&A. I think I said I'm learning Spanish - Bonjour. See - I am learning it! Not quite got the hang of it though. lol.
                  And - what is the point of some sports, I say? What possible difference will it make that the Olympics have been postponed? Well, I won't lose any sleep over it.
                  I'm getting as fierce as Fido - getting annoyed with people getting too close to me. Now, now - Christ-likeness and patience! But I'm too passive really.

                • Claudelle DeLuna

                  Nicely done, Orchidee
                  & great context
                  Stay well,

                  • orchidee

                    Thanks Claudelle.

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