Close Close Previous Poem Next Poem Follow Us on Twitter! Poem of the Day Award Follow Us on Facebook! Follow Us on Twitter! Follow Us on Pinterest! Follow Our Youtube Channel! Follow Our RSS Feed! envelope star quill

On the Crucifixion of Our Savior

by Eliza Wolcott

Day of days, his people crown'd him,
But the crown was not of love;
And on his crown they smote to wound him,
Lord of all the worlds above.

Milder than the blushing morning,
Was his heavenly aspect fair;
He beheld their cruel scornings;
None remember'd Bethlehem's Star.

He fulfil'd the glorious presage,
Took the sin and bore the shame,
And thus show'd his heavenly message;
O love immutable, the same.

Saints your life is in this blessing,
Christ has pointed you the way,
Sinners kneel to God, confessing
Crimes which he can wash away.

Follow Us On: