|Eric Gill - Crucifixion|
Our Lord and Our Lady
They warned Our Lady for the Child That was Our Blessed Lord, And She took Him into the desert wild, Over the camel's ford. And a long song She sang to Him And a short story told: And she wrapped Him in a woollen cloak To keep Him from the cold. But when Our Lord was grown a man The rich they dragged Him down, And they crucified Him in Golgotha, Out and beyond the town. They crucified Him on Calvary, Upon an April day; And because He had been Her little Son She followed Him all the way. Our Lady stood beside the Cross, A little space apart, And when She heard Our Lord cry out A sword went through her heart. They laid Our Lord in a marble tomb, Dead, in a winding sheet. But Our Lady stands above the world With the white moon at her feet.
"Our Lord and Our Lady", from Verses, published 1910.