He asked him, “What is truth?” and then dismissed the case.
He sought to grant release if just to save their face.
A bandit was requested then, to their disgrace.
A flogging then ensued and there was mockery.
A crown and a robe with taunting and some cruelty.
These failed to satisfy what they desired to see.
He then appeared, defaced, abased to be beheld.
A shout rang to crucify, and some folks yelled.
Then off they went to lynching grounds upon a hill.
Image: Ecce Homo by Antonio Ciseri, 1871
Source: John 18:38 – 19:6
Text: David Alexander, 2022 CC BY-NC SA 4.0
Tune: Frilford, Public Domain
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