This is intended to become a collection of poems put forward by PCN members during the coronavirus lockdown.
Easter Monday by Edward Conder
You, Lord Jesus, didn’t stay
Quietly dead and hid away.
You’re still here to cause dissension
To challenge clerical invention
For there is still a need of men
To respond as you did then,
To overcome their normal fears
And face the world with fresh ideas.
Give us then the strength divine
To step completely out of line,
Going after where you led
Doing always what you said.
Not putting you upon a throne,
Nor making monuments in stone,
But out there with you doing stuff,
Where life is true and life is tough.
Be our strength when we are weak,
Be there when we your comfort seek,
Be there in glory when we win,
Be there in mercy when we sin.
Lord Jesus, with the Spirit fill us,
With his awesome power instil us,
For it is then that we can do
And follow truly after you.
and follow truly after you.
by Edward Conder, PCN member
(previously published in Progressive Voices March 2015)