Out of love they came to care. At a tomb they were prepared.

Bearing spices came prepared, to embalm a body there.

Finding not a sealed-up gate, but the stone, now rolled away.

Filled with fears and doubts unnamed, needing someone to explain.


They were bowed and terrified. For the one they’d loved had died.

Suddenly some white-clad men, came around and said to them,

“Don’t seek life amid the dead. He’s not here, just like he said.

Count the days out, one, two, three. Like he said in Galilee.”


They recalled the words he spoke, then sped off to other folk.

Mary, Mary and Joanne, carried  news to doubting men.

One got up and off he ran. Took a look, went home again,

at what happened was amazed. Saved it for another day. 


Image:    Peter Paul Rubens – The Women at Christ’s empty tomb   1600-1650

Source:    Luke 24:1-12

Text:   David Alexander, 2022, CC BY-SA NC 4.0

Tune:   Riley, Public Domain


Audio:  Used by Permission

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