Behold the Lamb . . . Poetically!: The Birth, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus in Poetry

Behold the Lamb . . . Poetically!: The Birth, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus in Poetry

by Maude Carolan Pych


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Behold the Lamb . . . Poetically! is a compilation of free verse, rhymes, and haiku that explores many diverse aspects of the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus. The poems have been written over a span of thirty years. They have been inspired by Scripture as well as personal experiences like pilgrimages, setting up the crèche, baking Christmas cookies, and solemnly reflecting upon the crucifixion on Good Friday afternoon.

Many of the old familiar stories presented in this way will touch you afresh. Certain poems will lift your spirit and generate deep reflection or worship; others will re-kindle memories of observances from childhood. There are poems in this book that you will bookmark to re-read from time to time and some you’ll want to share with family and friends. You might bring a favorite or two to a church meeting or copy one and tuck it into the envelope with a Christmas or Easter card.

Most of all, these poems are intended to draw the reader into desiring a deeper relationship with Our Savior, Jesus, the Holy Lamb of God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400328031
Publisher: Elm Hill
Publication date: 12/17/2019
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Maude Carolan Pych is a former newspaper reporter who writes Christian inspirational poetry and poems to record family history.

She published Wonderhoods, a memoir in poetry, in 2017. Maude’s poems have won awards in the national Allen Ginsberg contest, appeared in literary journals, and are regularly posted on her blog,

The poet resides in northern New Jersey with her husband, Robert. They attend Beth Israel Worship Center, Wayne, NJ, where Maude serves as a deaconess.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgment xi

Introduction xiii

The Birth of Messiah 1

The Winged Ones 2

Mary and Elizabeth 5

Greetings, Favored One! 8

Grafted in 11

The Carpenter of Nazareth 13

A Bethlehem Memory 18

What Was God Doing When His Son Was Born? 21

Christmas at the Mall 25

Before the Journey 27

What's This I See? 30

There Was Nothing Cute About It 31

The Christmas Concert 33

My First Christmas Without You 34

Christmases 37

It Was Like Christmas 38

Cookies And Poems 40

Behold the Lamb 42

Wood And Nails 45

The Crèche 47

Setting Up the Manger Scene 50

Littleness 52

The Gift Bearers 54

December Lights 57

The Baby Next Door 59

Revive Us, Dearest Jesus 61

Simeon And Anna 64

Another Silent Night 68

'Twas the Night… of All Nights! 70

The Death of Messiah 73

Like Mary, at the Feet of Jesus 74

At Chorazin 76

Sometimes I wish 79

Jesus Laughed 81

Mary 84

Imagine 87

Ash Wednesday Reflection 89

Acceptance 91

I'm Not Jewish 93

As the Fall Holidays Approach 96

The Passover Lamb 98

The Name 100

The Lamb 102

About "The Lamb" 105

Love And the Akedah 107

The Binding of Isaac 107

A Poem for Lent 111

The Scrapbook Grandma Made for Me 114

Accustomed to the Cross 117

Paces of a Lamb 119

Between the Palms And the Cross 122

Commemorating the Last Supper 125

Better for Him Had He Not Been Born 127

At the Garden of Gethsemane 131

The Dungeon 134

Pilate's Irony 136

Remembering Good Fridays 138

The Black Bronco 140

Blood Sky Good Friday 2014, Packanack Lake, New Jersey 143

It Pleased the Lord to Crush Him 145

Father, Forgive Them 147

He Refused 149

The Heart-Wrenching Cry 151

The Pieta 153

His Little Lamb 157

At the Via Dolorosa 158

The Circumcised Heart 160

Haiku 163

The Resurrection of Messiah 165

Beautiful 166

The Place of The Skull 169

What Was God Doing? 171

It's No Wonder 174

Mary of Magdala 178

I've Read the End of the Book 182

A Very Personal Blessing 184

Extraordinary Matzoh 186

A Better Idea 188

He Is Not Here 190

Behold the Man 192

Holy Face 195

Invisible Desecrations Jerusalem Holy Places 197

Yeshua 200

Risen 202

The Emmaus Triptych 204

Along Emmaus Road 208

Sunflowers Along Emmaus Road 211

What Is Truth? 213

God's Unfathomable Love 216

Acts, Chapter 2 218

Hallelujah Hands 221

Mount Scopus 223

Marco Sounds the Shofar 225

The Little Cupola of the Tablets 227

There Are No Words 229

I Can't Make You Love Him 231

Messianic Believers and Orthodox Jews at the Western Wall 233

The Watchman 235

Wonderful News 236

Biography 239

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