TIMOTHY S. KLUGH
LYRICS



   Nancy Lincoln and Timothy S. Klugh
Trilogy (Original Edition)
Copyright © 2005, 2011 Nancy Reiber Lincoln
 and Timothy S. Klugh.
All Rights Reserved.





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At The Foot Of The Cross (Trilogy, 4th Mvt)
[Original Edition]




At The Foot Of The Cross (Trilogy, 4th Mvt)
[Original Edition]

Music by Timothy S. Klugh.
Lyrics by Nancy Lincoln.

Copyright © 2005, 2011 Nancy Reiber Lincoln
   and Timothy S. Klugh.
All Rights Reserved.



ROMAN SOLDIER:
Woman, go away! Your son will die by end of day!

MOTHER MARY:
What has he done? What has he done?! If he must die, I will stand by my son!

ROMAN SOLDIER:
Put that sign above his head! We'll leave it there until he's dead!

MOTHER MARY:
Why must they pound!? Why must they pound!? I drown in tears, and still I hear this sound?!

ROMAN SOLDIER:
Save yourself, King of the Jews! Ha! If you could, that would be news!

MOTHER MARY:
You grow so pale! You grow so pale! Why were you born for lash and thorn and nail!?

ROMAN SOLDIER:
He does not rule, as you can see! He's just a fool upon a tree!

MOTHER MARY:
You say forgive?! You say forgive?! God can! Not I! For as you die, they live!

ROMAN SOLDIER:
Let's divide up all his clothes! He won't need them where he goes!

MOTHER MARY:
Please take him down! Please take him down!
Why must he bear such pain to wear the crown?! Why must he bear such pain to wear the crown?!

MOTHER MARY:
But then one soldier standing by, beneath the storm and darkened sky, I heard him cry!

THE CENTURION:
I thought he was a fake, a fraud! Instead, this man... must be the Son of God!
He is the flame! He is the flame!
I am the moth who bids for cloth and shame. I am the moth who bids for cloth and shame!

MOTHER MARY:
Your journey's done! Your journey's done.
It is enough. You drank the cup, my son.
I'll hold you now... I'll kiss your brow... and wonder how...
So long ago... in Galilee... a simple maiden by the sea... how can it be... that God chose me?