Once, they thought they shut his voice
And oh, how they did rejoice!
Once, they thought they bound his words
In crevices deep beneath the world.
Once, they thought they killed the light
That brought insight and great delight
Once, they thought they brought to end
The one in whom God did descend.
Into death’s prison room
Into darkness’ fiery gloom
Yeshua*, the light, descended
With earth’s sunlight suspended.
There, upon the ancient ones
The word did shine like the sun
There, the voice the world had shunned
Spoke forth life to those long gone.
The light they thought would rot
Bursted forth from the grave they shut
The tomb they sealed with Ceaser’s seal
Gave way to Yeshua, God’s own seal!
* YESHUA: Hebrew renderation of Jesus
Betiku Ayokunle Samuel is an indigene of Ondo west local government, Ondo state, Nigeria. A 300 level student of the department of Microbiology, University of Ibadan. Above all, he is a Christian who believes in the finished work of Christ and who has a passion for writing with the sole aim of bringing glory to God from whom all good and perfect gift proceed (James 1:17)