THE SACRIFICE: Jesus’ Passion Narrated by George Herbert

Apr 8, 2020 by

by Stephen Noll, Contending Anglican:

For the past three weeks, I have been meditating on the poet George Herbert’s sonnet on prayer (here and here and here). As we now come to the central Christian mystery of Jesus’ “passion,” his atoning death on the Cross, I am reposting  a reading (in text and MP3 recording) of Hebert’s great narrative poem “The Sacrifice.”

This year we are following the gallant sacrifices which many are making to stem the coronavirus, an enemy to our physical health. Holy Week recalls to us that an earlier and greater sacrifice for our eternal life (John 3:16).

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