|Christ Nailed to the Cross: The Third Hour William Blake, 1803-06|
O man, bewail your great sin;
For this, Christ from his Father's bosom
Went forth and came to earth.
Of a virgin pure and gentle
He was born here for our sake,
He was willing to mediate.
To the dead he gave life
And conquered all sickness
Until the time came
That he should be sacrificed for us,
To carry the heavy burden of our sins
Upon the cross itself.
J.S. Bach - St. Matthew Passion:
35. 'O man, bewail your great sin'
Two pages from the St Matthew's Passion in Bach's hand