Tomb Tale


Tune: Horsley

('There is a green hill')

Matthew 27 v.57-66 and 28 v.11-15 parts


Joseph of Arimathea

With Pilate did confer

That Friday evening when Jesus

Had died, gave life for us


He asked that he might Him bury

Pilate said, 'To it see'

He in clean cloth wrapped the body

Laid in tomb securely


He rolled a great stone to the door

Of the rock-tomb, it sure

Was made by soldiers, they sealed stone

And set a guard, was known


Later when Jesus risen, they

Were given bribes to say

His disciples came here by night

Stole Him then from our sight


For we did sleep, did not them see

Some Jews today, so be

Believe that this was true the way

Things happened on that day

  • Author: orchidee (Online Online)
  • Published: March 30th, 2024 03:30
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in A Saturday scene (Jewish Sabbath day), and also the Passover festival for that year. Jesus is seen to be risen on 'the first day of the week' (Sunday).
  • Category: Spiritual
  • Views: 19
  • User favorite of this poem: BlessedbyGod.
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  • orchidee

    It's a bit tricky with the days, as really the Jewish day runs from sunset to sunset.

  • Koshish


    • orchidee

      Thanks K. I don't copy scriptures verbatim, but base many of my poems on them.

    • 2781

      A bit early this year?
      Passover is the next full moon,
      If my information is correct??

      • orchidee

        Thanks 2. I think Easter depends on the date of a certain full moon, called the Paschal Moon. Passover somewhere near that, but I'm not sure. I read Easter can be earliest March 22 to latest April 25.

        • 2781

          He was crucified before passover.
          This year thec22nd? Of April- full moon.

        • 2 more comments

        • Bella Shepard

          A fine write Orchi, may you have a very happy and blessed Easter!

          • orchidee

            Thanks B. Happy Easter to you too!
            I will enjoy every minute of it - KP's gone away for the holiday break! heehee.

            • Bella Shepard

              Make hay while the sun shines my friend! lol

            • 1 more comment

            • Thomas W Case


              • orchidee

                Thanks T.

              • David Wakeling

                This is a powerful rendition of the greatest story ever told.

                • orchidee

                  Thanks David.

                • BlessedbyGod

                  Beautiful my dear friend,
                  I love it!
                  Happy Easter to you and KP and of course FIDO,
                  MUCH LOVE MY FRIEND

                  • orchidee

                    Thanks B. Happy Easter to you too, and to - your Fido there?!

                    • BlessedbyGod

                      🤣🤣🤣thank you Steven 😊

                    • 1 more comment

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Good one Orchi.

                      • orchidee

                        Thanks Gold. Our 6 millionth Easter? But it happened 'only' just over 2,000 years ago!

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