The Gates of Time and Other Poems

by Frederick George Scott


 

CRUCIFIXION


 

“Lord, must I bear the whole of it, or none?”
“Even as I was crucified, My son.”

“Will it suffice if I the thorn-crown wear?”
“To take the scourge My shoulders were made bare.”

“My hands, O Lord, must I be pierced in both?”

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“Twain gave I to the hammer, nothing loth.”

“But sure, O Lord, my feet need not be nailed?”
“Had Mine not been, then love had not prevailed.”

“What need I more, O Lord, to fill my part?”
“Only the spear-point in thy broken heart.”

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