Ordination [2nd revision]

Beneath Golgotha’s climb,
He falls under the weight of mankind,
descending for a final time.

Face set as flint toward every grave,
breathing into the dust,
prostrate before the ascent,

He gathers pain and agony
in one breath and rises,
all weakness become all strength,

to slay mankind’s old enemies,
Sin and Death–to chain the strong man
and plunder his house.