placed a crown of thorns upon Christ's
Were these thorns from a bush of roses
Drops of blood flowed from
these thorns protect the rose,
Allowing it to grow in peaceful repose.
A red rose reminds us of
sin and earthly strife.
rose that only God unfolds:
Grant us patience when trouble enfolds.
A rose with velvet
petals so soft,
Challenges us of sin to live aloft.
of roses in heaven awaits,
Victorious garlands at the pearly
A rose is sweet but sweeter
For those who