1. Sparks fly up throughout the night;
In the morning: blinding light.
2. At mid-day, the sun descends;
Three o’clock: your torment ends.
3. Then, as night falls, you are laid
In a tomb our hands have made.
4. When the Sabbath day is done,
Women haste to mourn God’s Son,
5. But death can’t keep you in its thrall,
For you are Christ, who saves us all.
1. Peter followed him [Jesus] at a distance and went right into the high priest’s courtyard. There he sat with the guards, warming himself by the fire (Mark 14:54; NLT).
Then Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said, “Look, here is the man!” (John 19:5; NLT).
As the crowds gathered before Pilate’s house that morning, he asked them, “Which one do you want me to release to you – Barabbas, or Jesus?” (Matthew 27:17; NLT).
2. By this time it was about noon, and darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock. The light from the sun was gone (Luke 23:44-5; NLT).
Then Jesus shouted, “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” And with those words he breathed his last (Luke 23:46; NLT).
3. [Joseph] took the body down from the cross and wrapped it in a long sheet of linen cloth and laid it in a new tomb that had been carved out of rock (Luke 23:53; NLT).
Because it was the day of preparation for the Jewish Passover and since the time was close at hand, they laid Jesus there (John 19:42; NLT).
4. Very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared (Luke 24:1; NLT).
5. God released him from the horrors of death and raised him back to life, for death could not keep him in its grip (Acts 2:24; NLT).
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (1 Timothy 1:15; NLT).