The Revised Common LectionarySonnets 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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