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W. Garrett Horder, comp. The Poets’ Bible: New Testament. 1895.

The Descent from the Cross

Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894)

IS this the Face that thrills with awe

Seraphs who veil their face above?

Is this the Face without a flaw,

The Face that is the Face of Love?

Yea, this defaced, a lifeless clod,

Hath all creation’s love sufficed,

Hath satisfied the love of God,

This Face the Face of Jesus Christ.