What Held the Angels Back?

What held the angels back?

What kept them from Your side?

How  could they bear to stand

And just watch as You died?

Tell me how did they stay in their place

As they watched the tears stream down Your face?

What held the angels back?

Or did they watch as You cried?

What held the angels back

As their Jesus bled and died?

Did the Father hold them with one arm

As the other covered His face?

Did they fight against His authority

As they watched Your show of grace?

It’s something I’ve been pondering

That runs deeper than my imaginings.

I’m wondering, what will Your answer be?

Please tell me what held the angels back

As my Savior died for me?