The pall of death and doom hangs over Golgotha
The beam is thrown on the ground
Soldiers tear off Jesus' clothes
Jesus' arms are stretched wide on the beam
Nails are hammered into his wrists
With a jolt the beam slits into the upright
Jesus' feet are nailed
The chief priests mock
Jesus only prays "Father, forgive them.
Let us reflect on the words: "Forgive them they know not what they do"
Forgive us our closed minds, which deny truth
Forgive us our closed eyes which fail to see needs
Forgive us our closed hands which fail to give
Forgive us our closed ears which shut out cries
Forgive us our closed hearts which limit sympathy
Forgive us our deliberately held blind spots