Holy Thursday (The Long Night)

When I cannot bear to be alone,

And I can taste the end in my mouth,


Stay with me.


When the time has come for the unraveling,

And the hour to choose has fled,


Remain here with me.


When I must wait in silent prayer,

And others speak my fate,


Keep watch with me.


When darkness has covered the earth,

And what’s left of me is taken,


Hold me.


For I know that this is nothing

You have not chosen for yourself.