'I Offer My Isaac' by Stacey Regan: (Genesis 22)

I offer my Isaac, here on your altar
Removed from my shoulders, bound for the slaughter
I surrender my Isaac, here on your altar
Freely I offer the love of my heart.

My hands are free to praise you wholly now
to receive what you have for me
Whether you take or return my Isaac oh Lord
On your altar my heart will still be
On your altar my heart will still be

Posted by Jon Daley on November 21, 2002, 10:05 pm | Read 25339 times
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As part of my Lenten discipline, I'm listening to Church of the Ascension's "Lord the People Praise You" CD's that Heather and Jon gave me for Christmas. I had played some of them before, but not until today did I hear Volume 1. Thus I was not prepared for track 3, "I Offer My Isaac," and certainly not for the effect it would have on me. I was really set up for it, too, since I was at that moment reading about Martin Burnham's funeral in his wife Gracia's "In the Presence of My Enemies." Theirs is a story which, though radically different, reminds me in many ways of Isaac's.

"I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil." (Gandalf, "The Return of the King," J.R.R. Tolkien)
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