Saturday, April 4, 2020


In Nazareth they loved the scripture He read.
But they clearly rejected the things He said.
His own brothers thought that He was out of His head.
But they changed their minds when He rose from the dead.

The crowds loved Him when five thousand men He fed.
But they would not listen when He spoke of living bread.
They grumbled at His words and then they all fled.
It’s too bad they weren’t around when He rose from the dead.

What an uproar when into the temple He tread!
His actions made the Sadducees want His head.
He was popular so they had to plan ahead.
Imagine their shock when He rose from the dead.

When Jesus was arrested the disciples all fled.
The thought of sharing His fate filled them with dread.
They were not around when for their sins He bled.
But they all saw Him when He rose from the dead.

Because He lives we know we’ve nothing to dread.
Jesus promised that we would rise from the dead.
On the cross of Calvary He died in our stead.
And on Easter Sunday He rose from the dead.


Jesus rode into Jerusalem as King.
It was His abiding peace He came to bring.
The people’s shouts of Hosanna did plainly ring.
But in a few days the mood of the crowd did swing.

Jesus knew it was the cross that lay before Him.
The path ahead looked incredibly dim.
Yet about this day many have written hymns.
We can have His peace when the outlook seems grim.

There can be no big crowds anywhere this day.
The limit is fifteen our premier did say.
But somehow we can still assemble and pray.
We can still sing praises on Palm Sunday.

In these troubled times let’s turn to the Prince of Peace.
It’s only in Him all our fears find release.
In the midst of this crisis may our songs never cease.
May we look to Jesus and find inner peace.