What is Truth?

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

Score:  https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/Score_PDF-2010/NotForOurSins-Frilford.pdf 

Audio:  www.smallchurchmusic.com  Used by Permission

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