“But God is up in heaven
And He doesn’t do a thing,
With a million angels watching,
And they never move a wing…
It’s God they ought to crucify
Instead of you and me,
I said to this Carpenter
A-hanging on the tree.”
– Sydney Carter
“It was on a Friday morning that they took me from my cell
And I saw they had a carpenter to crucify as well.
You can blame it on to Pilate, you can blame it on the Jews,
You can blame it on the Devil, it’s God I accuse.
It’s God they ought to crucify, instead of you and me,
I said to the carpenter a-hanging on the tree”
Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
– John Donne