Brief the glory and the praise,
some had jealousy and hate –
plotting in the coming days,
He knew the agony drew near –
bruised, buried seed, raised to release
a lasting glory, harvest dear –
world-wide a people finding peace.
Though many scorned him in despite
of all they’d seen, and all they’d heard,
disliking what was good and right –
soon, some would joy in grace outpoured.
And so, he faced the awful pain,
the hinge of history, to bring
this good, and glory would remain –
eternal honour to the King.