Sonnets to enhance the Lectionary
Introduction to the Gospel for Lent
I, If I Be Lifted Up
Jesus Christ displays what God has done: -
lifted up for us upon the cruel cross:
lifted up from death, erasing every loss:
lifted up to Godís right hand, triumphant Son.
In one event, three mighty truths occur:
our suffering shared, in death he is disgraced:
surpassing love, replenishes the waste:
and, Godís right hand, makes our salvation sure.
With him we died, we rose again, ascended
and, hid with Christ in God, our lifeís unended.
[Year B - Lent 4]
Archdeacon Harold Macdonald
Lyrics: When Jesus Came
Background tune: The Water is Wide
Sonnets to Enhance the Lectionary
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