Here in the garden a robin is singing
I wish he'd be quiet - it's a sad day.
Over the hilltops the sunrise is glowing
It ought to be dark - it's a bad day.
Springtime, stop your joyful song
There's no hope - you've got it wrong;
There's no excuse for gladness,
It's a time of sadness;
And I'm all alone.
(When) I walked with Jesus I followed him gladly;
I ought to have mourned - it's a hard way.
When I heard him say it could all turn out badly,
I should have been warned - why did I stay?
Oh God, why did it go so wrong?
You let him die - after all he'd done;
Your promise has been broken,
Or I was mistaken;
Have been the Chosen One.
(sung by Martha)
Mourning can stop now for Jesus is risen
The dark night is gone
Fear is over. (Mary joins in here)
A new light is shining across the horizon
The victory is won
He's the Saviour. (Choir joins in here)
Prince of peace and mighty King
Fanfare sound and choir sing
We'll give our lives to serve him
Though we don't deserve him
He's Lord of everything.
This is the distress cry of a disillusioned woman and, as such,
is one of the most moving songs in this musical. Mary sings in the
garden in Bethany, agonising over the death of Jesus and questioning
all her hopes and beliefs. In the last verse, Martha brings news
of the resurrection, and the tone rises to one of triumph and rejoicing
as the full choir joins in.