Monday, 15 April 2013
If in his face and figure he was charming
While he was famed for deftness as a harpist
Both strong in soul and vigorous in action,
Before Goliath indomitably valiant
Feebly in this David portrayed the Master.
Christ has both charm of form and charm of manner;
In antitype He is the sweeter Psalmist
While our vile foe who brought us to disaster
Is now defeated and stripped of all his armour.
David secured an empire through his battles
But Christ secured God’s glory and our pardon:
He is a king whose crown is amaranthine!
Footnote to "unfading", "Or 'amaranthine,' the amaranth plant being an image of that which does not fade or wither. The sense is the same."