John Donne: God clothed himself in vile man’s flesh

Posted: April 18, 2011 by limabean03 in Uncategorized

I quoted this last night at our evening worship service.  One of the attendees was intrigued by it and I promised to post it on the blog.  Here it is!

Oh let me then, his strange love still admire:

Kings pardon, but he bore our punishment.

And Jacob came clothed in vile harsh attire

But to supplant, and with gainful intent:

God clothed himself in vile man’s flesh, that so

He might be weak enough to suffer woe.

John Donne, The Complete English Poems (Penguin 1996 pg 313)

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