He Rose! The Shout That Changed the World

by | May 20, 2008 | Poem, Resurrection

They gathered round the market square, in clusters great and small.
In vain they tried their very best to comprehend it all.
Some pointed back to Calvary’s hill, some lingered near the tomb,
While others cried to God above to lift this cloud of gloom.

The hours went by, some went on home, no answers for their grief.
Some felt deceived, some felt betrayed and drowned in unbelief.
That Saturday was worst of all, for they were sure He’d died.
Their friends had stopped their mocking now; they’d proved that Jesus lied.

By Sunday morning all had changed and shouting filled the air,
“Jesus arose just as He said, And He’s no longer there!”
The women ran from house to house and banged upon each door.
“He is not dead! Our Saviour lives! Just like He was before!”

The gathered round the market square, they sang, they danced, they prayed,
They peered into the open tomb where Jesus once had laid.
To Thomas, Jesus showed His hands to help his unbelief.
Five hundred hovered near Him as He took away their grief.

The empty tomb, the risen Lord, the Cornerstone He laid;
Upon those words our faith depends, for us the price He paid.
All praises go to Jesus now and evermore shall be,
For He arose! He conquered death, for me eternally!

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Mariane Holbrook is a retired teacher, an author of two books, a musician and artist. She lives with her husband on coastal North Carolina. She maintains a personal website www.marianholbrook.com and welcomes your Emails at Mariane777@bellsouth.net


He Rose! The Shout That Changed the World