Royston Allen


The whip


They raised the whip in their hatred
and scourged Your back until it bled.
There lash by lash the price You paid
as by each stripe Your back was flayed.

'Forgive them Father', was Your cry
as You bowed down Your head to die.
Such Love as this I'd never known
that You should die my love to own.

Submitted: Sunday, March 17, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 22, 2014
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Today in our Lent liturgy the whip was placed beside the cross

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