Lent 44: Maundy Thursday

Detail from Ford Madox Brown, "Jesus Washing Peter's Feet", Tate Online
Detail from Ford Madox Brown, “Jesus Washing Peter’s Feet”, Tate Online

A new command I give to you

High Priests gather; darkness looms

That you love as I’ve loved you

Pilate’s wife now dreams…

 

Love your enemies and pray

Judas gives back bloody coins

Blessed are the merciful

The High Priests buy a field

 

This is how all men will know

Pilate struts; the people shout

That you are all my followers

Judas hangs in shame.

 

If you have love, one to another

“Shall I give him back to you?”

A new command I give to you

“Crucify!” they scream.