THE EASTER VISIT
You laid Him in my arms the night He came,
you took me on the Flight,
and even when you lost your Little Boy
you let me share your fright.
I was at Cana when your quiet word
evoked His wonder-hour,
with you I followed Him when, down long days,
He taught as One with power.
I stood beneath the Cross with you and watched
the heart within you break,
I helped you wrap His Body for the tomb
and wept for pity’s sake.
But in that dawning, going home to you –
beautiful evermore! –
I understood when He went in alone;
and closed the door.
Sister M St Virginia
America. 15 April 1938
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