When he cried on the cross
he made me believe in Jesus.
When he blessed a devil child
he made me believe in His Word.
When he mated death
he made me believe in the light.
When he ate a wild strawberry
he made me know love.
When he held his son in a new land
he made me feel the wisdom of fathers.
When he showed the hidden Kroners
he made me feel total shame
When he held his dead child in his arms
he made me understand the resurrection of grief.
Max you made me forever hunger
for the million lights illuminating the dark
upon which I build my celluloid church.
The Max von Sydow films referenced in order of appearance:
The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Seventh Seal
Pelle the Conqueror
The Virgin Spring