‘Twas the Night Before Easter ~ An original poem

Yesterday, Abigail was randomly quoting “The Night before Christmas”… and all of a sudden, this poem started swirling around in my mind. It was a sweet gift from The Lord to me, and I wanted to pass it along. 🙂   On this silent Saturday, may we rejoice in Jesus, The Truth, Life, and Way!

‘Twas the night before Easter, and all through the land
There was mourning and grieving for Jesus, the man.

Forsaken by God, abandoned by friends,
Jesus was punished for all of our sins.

“Crucify Him!” the angry crowds cheered.
“Save Yourself!” the bitter ones jeered.

His followers’ hopes were dashed in His death
As they watched their Leader take His last breath.

They didn’t remember or couldn’t understand
All Jesus said about God’s ultimate plan.

What they thought in this silence seemed the end.
They’d lost a Master, a Teacher, a Friend.

But Praise be to God – things aren’t as they seem!
A battle was raging behind death’s last scene.

Sin could not win, death could not hold
Messiah, Our Savior, as prophets foretold.

When on the third day, women were a-chatter,
Disciples ran to the tomb to see what was the matter.

The tomb – it was empty, just like they said.
Jesus had risen – He’s no longer dead!

Sin, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting?
It was finished! Sin’s curse destroyed by Jesus, The King!

Now we hear Jesus exclaim from His Word every day,
“Come unto me, I’m the Life, Truth, and Way!”

‘Twas the morning of Easter, and all through the land,
We rejoice in Salvation, through Jesus, for man!

Jennifer Walker

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  1. Smelling Coffee says:

    Thank you so much, friends, for this encouragement! I will definitely pray about the children's book… would love it!

    So thankful for each of you…

    Blessings of our Lord Jesus Christ to you~

  2. I followed Barbara Harris over hear — she's never led me wrong!! It was a blessing to read the poem. May we spend this Sunday celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, looking forward to sharing His word with all. God bless your ministry.

  3. So wonderful, you have such a flair for this, thank you for sharing your gift with us, God bless you on this Resurrection eve.

  4. OK, Jen….That was just annointed!!!! I know a sweet young artist who would love to illustrate that for you, too!!!! Thanks for sharing your Easter gift with us!!!! <3 Love you!

  5. that is beautiful, you need it copyrighted & published, Kelly had agreat idea too with teh childrens book, sweet! do it! do it! lol

  6. Fabulous!! I love it. You should publish it as a children's book. Wonderful!

  7. I love it! Truly inspired.