DEI - LAMB OF GOD
Dei - Barber - Mormon Tabernacle Choir
understand Jesus to be the cosmic Passover Lamb, slaughtered
to save us from sin
believe that unleavened bread becomes His Body, sacrificed
for the salvation of the world.
singing of the Agnus Dei, as this bread
is broken apart, bears particularly strong Christological
significance: the bread is the Lamb of God being sacrificed
in order that we might partake of salvation through it, through
the sacrifice which Jesus has made for us.
almost unfathomable that You,
the Lord of All Creation, came down to earth as fully human,
and fully Divine, and then endured the pain and ignominy of
death, broken, and bloody on the cross like a common condemned
sacrificial expiation for our sins opened
the gates to paradise and eternal life for me
and all who hear and obey Your word.
this I am your eternally grateful
2013 Donn B. Murphy
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