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Introduction to the Gospel for Lent

Gods Humble Face


The everyday surrounds Him as His time arrives

a colt tied by a door, will serve sufficiently,

the plainest cloak will be his heraldry

yet Hosannas are the many people’s cries.

Do you know a humbler king, a rule more meek?

So pathetic seems this mighty Lord!

Yet by cheering crowds He is adored,

a conqueror who turns the other cheek!

A cross with criminals, His final sign!

These mean forms alone express his truth divine.

[Year B - Passion Sunday]

Archdeacon Harold Macdonald


Lyrics: When Jesus Came

Background tune: The Water is Wide

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