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TitlePieta in Stone (3 Nephi 8:4-14)
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsAnderson, Sharon Price
Book TitleThe Glory of the Son
PublisherTime Lines Etc.
CityOrem, UT
KeywordsCrucifixion; Jesus Christ; Poetry; Resurrection

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Pieta in Stone

Pierced by sword of sorrow,
shrouded in grief,
Mary holds the lifeless
body of her firstborn son—
the Prince of Peace, wounded
in violence, dishonored in death.
Heavy as Michelangelo’s marble,
loss lies across her lap.
Anguish silences the lullabies, 
extinguishes the hope of long ago.
Where are the angels
who hovered above the
birthing bed in Bethlehem
and heralded the joy? 
While earth groans in darkness, 
they wait to enter the sepulcher,
to roll away the stone.


Scripture Reference

3 Nephi 8:4-14