“From the sixth hour there was darkness
over all the land until the ninth hour.
And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried out
in a loud voice, ‘Eli, eli, lama sabachthani?’
that is, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?'”
(Matthew 27: 45-47. The New Jerusalem Bible)
“Yahweh, do not hold aloof!
My strength, come quickly to my help”
(Psalm 22: 19: A psalm of David. The New Jerusalem Bible)
“and light shines in darkness,
and darkness could not overpower it”
(John 1: 5. The New Jerusalem Bible)