They could not conquer Love! For all their frantic boast, Not Pilate in the judgment hall, Nor Herod with his host; Though Judas tried with lying kiss, None could accomplish this! They could not vanquish Truth, Nor smother Truth with stone; They set a guard of Caesar's men Close beside the tomb; Untouched by threats of rage or hate, Truth stood, inviolate! They could not conquer Life, With shouting or with sword! Death with its empty boast dissolved Before the Word; Untouched by virulence or strife, Life remained Life!
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