The Crucifixion (Scott Villard)
- Editor: Scott Villard (submitted 2016-07-16). Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 14 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: 1995
Description: The text is by an anonymous 12th century Irish author, found on a margin in the "Leabhar Breac," or "Speckled Book." Translated by Howard Mumford Jones. Example recording by Andreas Herrmann.
Original text and translations
At the cry of the first bird
They began to crucify thee, O Swan!
Never shall lament cease because of that.
It was like the parting of day from night.
Ah, sore was the suff'ring borne
By the body of Mary's Son,
But sorer still to Him was the grief
Which for His sake
Came upon His Mother.