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Monday, 15 April 2019 07:00

Pilate Speaks - Chained and Bound - Monday of Holy Week

 2019.09.Pilate Speaks.1

 

Chained and bound, afraid, alone

He stands before me now

The crowds are shouting angrily,

I want to block it out

 

 Chained and bound, afraid, alone

What did this man do?

Perverting the nation is their cry,

Saying I am the King of the Jews

 

Chained and bound, afraid, alone

I look into his face,

I see torment, pain and fear

And have to look away

 

Chained and bound, afraid, alone

I ask about their cry

‘Are you the King of the Jews?’, I ask

If you say so, he replies

 

Chained and bound, afraid, alone

He seems innocent to me

I tell the crowds I find no charge,

There’s nothing I can see

 

Chained and bound, afraid, alone

I recall it’s Festival time

Which means I release a prisoner,

Regardless of his crime

 

Chained and bound, afraid, alone

This could be my out,

To let this man now go free,

Despite their angry shout

 

Chained and bound, afraid, alone

Claudia comes to speak,

Have nothing to do with this innocent man,

For I have had a dream

 

Chained and bound, afraid, alone

It’s Barabbas they want free,

That seems to make no sense of all,

He’ll surely break their peace.

 

Chained and bound, afraid, alone

I’m stuck in this great mess,

I really don’t know what to do,

I simply must confess.

 

Chained and bound, afraid, alone

Is he from Galilee,

Well, Herod is indeed nearby,

So he must go to he

 

Chained and bound, afraid, alone

He walks away from me,

And I begin to wonder

Am I more chained and bound than he?