Report of the Guards
Music and Lyrics by Roger Linder
Guards
It's a tale, too strange to tell
With lightning, to the ground we fell
An angel of God, he moved the stone
We feared so much, our lives were done
Priests
A tale for sure, it has no fact
You cannot share, we'll make a pact
A sum of riches, yours to spend
Keep quiet or it will be your end
Guards
A mighty feat like this to view
A fearful sight, we're telling you
A story that cannot be shared
A truth that must be undeclared
Priests
But a mere fable, it is true
No one will know, what you once knew
Forevermore you must relate
That this was false, that is your fate

The followers came through the dark
They took the body, left no mark
This is the tale that you will tell
Now go away, you've been paid well.

40 Days
Scriptural basis - Matthew 28:11-15

While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened. When the chief priests had met with the elders and devised a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money, telling them, "You are to say, 'His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep.' If this report gets to the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble." So the soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been widely circulated among the Jews to this very day.