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Haggai 2:1-9

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Easter Night

 

All night had shout of men and cry

   Of woeful women

    filled His way;

Until that noon of sombre sky

   On Friday, clamour and display

Smote Him; no solitude had He,

No silence, since Gethsemane.

 

Public was death;

    but Power, but Might,

   But Life again, but Victory,

Were hushed within

    the dead of night,

   The shuttered dark, the secrecy.

And all alone, alone, alone,

He rose again behind the stone.

 

 -- Alice Meynell (1847-1922)