There came…Nicodemus…and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with…spices.@John 19:39–40
Cecil F. Alexander (1818–1895)

Cecil F. Alexander, Verses for Holy Seasons 1846.

Pruen Frederick A. Gore-Ouseley, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Frederick A. Gore-Ouseley (1825–1889)

Pain and toil are over now;
Bring the spice and bring the myrrh,
Fold the limb and bind the brow,
In the rich man’s sepulcher.

Sin has bruised the Victor’s heel;
Roll the stone and guard it well;
Bring the Roman’s boasted seal,
Bring his boldest sentinel.

Yet the morning’s purple ray
Shall present a glorious sight,
Stone by earthquake rolled away,
Angel guards all robed in white.