Music For Holy Week, Saturday

There was a garden near the place he was crucified, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been placed. So, because it was Sabbath preparation for the Jews and the tomb was convenient, they placed Jesus in it. John 19:41-42 (The Message)

God’s dead body. A borrowed tomb. Not a day of rest, but a day at rest. Endless speculation as to what happened to Jesus on this day. In reality, of course, we can never know. He was dead.

Two songs this time, again both on the same post.

I’ve loved Nirvana’s music. I was a student when they were the biggest band in the world, so it was perfect timing. This cover version of Leadbelly’s song, meditating on death and possible murder is haunting and beautiful, establishing for me that sense of coldness, of loneliness and fear around this day.


What were the disciples doing this day? Again, speculation. Guilt, fear for their own safety would surely have figured. Futility, I’m sure. This song expresses the sense of giving up I imagine them to be experiencing.


Also in this series: 


Palm Sunday





Good Friday