patient, O Jerusalem, and pray at Mercy's
For soon the Lord's Anointed One
will overturn our fate;
Astride a white and gallant steed with
He'll break the iron chains of Rome
and set the captives free."
A donkey grazes in the square on
palm fronds left behind,
Contently waiting to be led
where usually confined;
He watched the cheering
crowd disperse for fear they might
Yet still hears
echoes of their cry, "Hosanna!"
on the breeze.
"On the day Messiah comes our foes
shall taste defeat
And He shall wipe them from our land
like dust beneath His feet;
The pain inflicted o'er the years shall be
repaid in kind,
And insults hurled shall be unfurled
on those who once maligned."
The people speak in muted tones
about a message heard―
loving others as themselves is what the
is the right response when evil is
never make your neighbor pay a debt they
"He shall ascend the Temple Mount to
And buy redemption for our souls
regardless of the price;
Upon the altar He shall place great
To cleanse our sins as God commands
with vast amounts of gold."
changing tables overturned and precious
merchants on the temple steps seek profits
their knees they bow and scrape amid
seeking out elusive gods that rolled
between the stones.
"No longer shall we plow the earth to
keep our stomachs fed―
With wheat and barley from His hands
we'll make our daily bread;
Our grapes shall never be allowed to
wither on the vine
So we might celebrate all night and
drink the finest wine."
scattered remnants of a meal adorn the
candles burning overhead surrender to the
sop of breadcrust dipped in wine lies idle
on a plate
a goblet filled with tears too red to
"We'll raise him high above the crowd
for all the world to see,
And He shall pardon all our debts
amid the Jubilee;
Each godless deed shall be reversed and
umbrage turned around
Upon that coronation morn God's
chosen king is crowned."
storm above Golgotha Hill obscures the
light of day
silhouettes an empty cross against the
crudely woven crown of thorns lies
trampled in the dust
a sign, "King of the Jews,"
handwritten in disgust.
"Then He shall rule forevermore upon
His earthly throne
And we shall dwell in perfect peace
and never walk alone;
The kings and princes of the earth shall
fear His holy name,
And woe to those who scorn His grace
to risk Perdition's flame."
Herod's guards are looking grim. The
Pharisees look gray.
Pilate can't be found. The stone was
is Risen!" angels sing in choruses
He shall reign at Heaven's gate until the
end of time!"