Christians everywhere, from midnight if not before, will reflect on the Sacrifice of the Cross. The words of the Irish poet, Cecil Frances Alexander, on Calvary, are clearly appropriate.
Alexander also wrote the glorious poem ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ (which you know as a hymn, since it was set to music).
There is a green field far away
Without a city wall
Where the dear Lord was crucified
Who died to save us all.
We may not know, we cannot tell
What pains He had to bear
But we do know it was for us
He hung and suffered there.
He died that we might be forgiven
He died to make us good
That we might go to heaven at last
Saved by his Precious Blood.
There was none other good enough
To pay the price of sin!
He only could unlock the gate
Of Heaven, and let us in.
O, dearly, dearly has He loved
And we must love Him too
With all our strength and all our mind
And prove our love is true.