Thursday, 20 March 2008

Gethsemane


My soul is sad, my heart is breaking tonight
Could you not watch and comfort me until light?
Am I alone, surrounded only by night?
Could you not watch one hour with me?


Could you not keep awake for one hour with me?
Is it so hard that you should do this for me?
I die for you, that you might always be free
Could you not watch one hour with me?


And so I weep and there is no-one to hear
I am in pain, will no-one witness my tears?
I am your God, and as my Passion draws near
Could you not watch one hour with me?


Francesca Leftley

15 comments:

Renae said...

Thank you for sharing this, Jackie. When I am feeling "despised and rejected," I have to remind myself that the trials I have faced are nothing compared to what my Savior went through.

Blessings, dear sister.

--r

Renae said...

Oh, also, it is so comforting to know that He understands our heartbreak, our loneliness, because He has been there too!

--r

CrazyCath said...

Moving. Remembering.

GoneBackSouth said...

I confess to being spiritually quite confused ... but this poem is really moving.

Maggie May said...

Thank Goodness he went through with it.

Holy Chaos said...

He could of came down from the cross at any time...

but

He didn't

bella mocha said...

This is beautiful Jackie. 'Could you not watch one hour with me'...those words really put things into perspective for me. Thank you.
Thinking of you, at this blessed time.x

Amrita said...

Jesus understands our loneliness because He went through it Himself. The betray, the denial everything.He suffered everything for our sake.

Thank you for the poem Jackie.

Akelamalu said...

Thanks for sharing the poem, I hope your Easter will be filled with Peace and Love. x

Journey of Truth said...

Blessings this Easter to you and yours from Maryland, USA.

Thank you for always making me laugh and then, to make me dig a little deeper (with posts like this) to refreshen my prayer life.

JOT

Mary Poppins NOT said...

Thank you for this beautiful reflection. Blessings for a fruitful Good Friday, and Joyous Easter!

Mean Mom said...

That poem had certainly made me pause and reflect. I haven't come across it before. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Daryl E said...

Happy Easter, Jackie!

Adrienne said...

Happy Easter to you and the girls.
Adrienne

Jennifer said...

That is a great picture. I'm going to save it for next year!