"Wherefore was God in Golgotha"

"WHEREFORE was God in Golgotha,
Slain as a serf is slain;
And hate He had of prince and peer,
And love He had and made good cheer,
Of them that, like this woman here,
Go powerfully in pain."

~G.K. Chesterton: The Ballad of the White Horse, Book IV─The Woman in the Forest.

Crucifixion, by Alonso Cano.
Oil on canvas, 1636-38; The Hermitage, St. Petersburg.