Sonnets to enhance the Lectionary
Introduction to the Gospel for Lent
Tree of Glory
Tree of glory, where the Lord was crucified!
Your outstretched arms uphold him, God and man
embracing all that is, within its span
and He for all, in death, is glorified.
Tree of shame, epitome of human ill!
Our hatred, horror, boldly on display
cannot weaken love or win the day.
He dies, love lives, upon that distant hill.
At the hub of all that is, that was, and will be
Stands this blood-stained monument; this tree!
[Year B - Lent 5]
Archdeacon Harold Macdonald
Lyrics: When Jesus Came
Background tune: The Water is Wide
Sonnets to Enhance the Lectionary
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