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When Jesus Came To Birmingham - Poem by sean wright

When Jesus Came to Birmingham

When Jesus came to Golgotha, they hanged Him on a tree,
They drove great nails through hands and feet, and made a Calvary;
They crowned Him with a crown of thorns, red were His wounds and deep,
For those were crude and cruel days, and human flesh was cheap.

When Jesus came to Birmingham, they simply passed Him by.
They would not hurt a hair of Him, they only let Him die;
For men had grown more tender, and they would not give Him pain,
They only just passed down the street, and left Him in the rain.

Still Jesus cried, 'Forgive them, for they know not what they do, '
And still it rained the winter rain that drenched Him through and through;
The crowds went home and left the streets without a soul to see,
And Jesus crouched against a wall, and cried for Calvary.

G. A. Studdert-Kennedy

Comments about When Jesus Came To Birmingham by sean wright

  • (7/9/2018 11:26:00 AM)

    Aren't you ashamed, Sean Wright, to claim this well-known poem, Indifference, by G.A.Stddert Kennedy as your work? (Report)Reply

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  • (6/17/2018 6:02:00 PM)

    This poem eloquently states the indifference of mankind in general to the great price that Jesus paid for them at Calvary (Report)Reply

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  • (4/12/2018 4:07:00 PM)

    I recall how Fr. Mike Schmitz describes sin. It's saying God, I know what you want from me; I don't care. In our indifference, we look at the crucifix, that amazing act of love and sacrifice on God's part and we say, God, I see your love, and I see the amazing gift of grace that you have given us through your immense suffering; I don't care. I hope this poem becomes more well-known in the years to come. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/7/2018 3:36:00 AM)

    By G. Stoddert-Kennedy; NOT by Sean Wright
    And where did you get the silly idea that everyone’s name is more than four characters?

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  • (8/2/2015 2:12:00 AM)

    I love this poem. It is very moving and describes the indifference of our society. Some try do many good works but without a foundation and others just don't care. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 10, 2008

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