Monday, March 29, 2010

Holy Week, O Holy Week

The Garden of Gethsemane
Giorgio Vasari, c. 1570



Holy Week, O Holy Week;
Most Solemn week of the Liturgical Year.
The grace to follow on this journey;
Send us, Lord, tho we might fear.

Give us time for contemplation;
Bring us to Gethsemane.
Let us pray with You one hour;
Alert through grace make us to be.

And, Dear Lord, if we should scatter;
When Your accusers come to call.
Bring us gently back beside You;
Never let us wander far.

Help us as You suffer for us;
To humbly walk that Way with You.
As we fall and trip and stumble;
Make our hearts as one with You.

And, when Dear Jesus, they pierce you over;
Show us the mercy of those wounds.
Crying out to God, O Abba;
Forgive us, Lord, for what we do!

Trusting You in hope through faith;
With the Church we know is true.
Let us be Your holy people;
Give us the strength to die for You!

Holy Week, O Holy Week;
Solemn, Sacred,
Loved,
Renewed.

Kathy Vestermark (c) 2010

4 comments:

Patricia said...

Thank you, Kathy! This is beautiful!

Kathy said...

Patricia,

Thanks so much for your compliment. Feel free to share it with others. Let them know you got it from my blog.

Blessed Holy Week!

Kathy

Darby said...

I love it, Kathy! Put it to music!

Kathy said...

Darby,

Thanks so much. I used to write lyrics and poetry a lot when I was younger. I haven't put anything significant to music in a long time. I'll have to think about it.