This poem by Anglican blogger Teresa Roberts Johnson, who blogs at Angliverse, was originally posted on Feb. 7 and I discovered it quite early in Lent, and have kept it bookmarked for a Maundy Thursday post, as we reflect on Christ, the Sacrifice Lamb.
Thou, God’s Lamb, our Passover art,
And from Thy side deliverance flows;
Yea, Thy dread wounds did death impart
New life, for in Thee we arose.
Now from Thy side a river pours
To cleanse Thine own from every stain,
From every evil God abhors:
It was for this the Lamb was slain.
Now Thou dost give us bread and wine,
And perfect rest that naught disturbs,
For Thou has made us wholly Thine
And banned for aye the bitter herbs.