The Lord must lie in His appointed grave,
But not the grave that man appointed Him;
When it was needed God let men behave
Evilly towards Christ, and all was grim
Through capture, jeering, beating, and the cross,
Where even His dead body was assailed;
Men could not bury Him with this world’s dross
For in the choice of grave God’s will prevailed.
So in His death the Lord was with the rich
Because He never did a violent deed,
Because no word of His trapped or abused;
His was a life of grace and glory which
Delighted God; but yet, to meet our need,
Jehovah willed that Jesus should be bruised.