2. “You will not always have me”

Matthew 26:1-13; Mark 14:1-9; Luke 22:1-2 (7:36-50); John 11:47-53, 12:1-8

Matthew: Now Jesus had said all he wanted to say.

NARRATOR: He told his disciples:

Whence comes this bright celestial light? What cause produces this?
A heaven opens to my sight, bright scenes of joy and bliss.
O lord Jehovah art thou here? This light proclaims thou art!
I am indeed.  I'm always near unto the humble heart.

The proud and lofty I despise but bless the meek and low.
I hear the humble soul that cries and comfort I bestow.
Of all the trees among the wood I've chose one little vine.
The meek and low are nigh to me. The humble heart is mine.
Words: Eunice Wyeth c. 1820 Music: melody The Humble Heart, Thomas Hammond, Jr., c. 1820