Man of Sorrows


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Man of Sorrows

epithet for the prophesied Messiah. [O.T.: Isaiah 53:3]
See: Christ
References in classic literature ?
The truest of all men was the Man of Sorrows, and the truest of all books is Solomon's, and Ecclesiastes is the fine hammered steel of woe.
Is not the Man of Sorrows there in that crucified body wherewith he ascended?
Not one throb of anguish, not one tear of the oppressed, is forgotten by the Man of Sorrows, the Lord of Glory.
Not the elegant prince of our debauched and vicious art, not the jeweled idol of our society churches--but the Jesus of the awful reality, the man of sorrow and pain, the outcast, despised of the world, who had nowhere to lay his head--"
Remember the deep hymn,'In every pang that rends the heart/ the man of sorrows has a part/ he sympathises with our grief/ and to the sufferer sends relief.
Grief is never far from our own experience and our clinical encounters, as we are never far from Jesus who is "a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief" (Isaiah 53:3, English Standard Version).
In another painting, Man of Sorrows, 1891, Christ appears with the familiar crown of thorns, tears, sweat and congealing blood, but also with features borrowed from a Japanese Noh theatre mask that Ensor had in his possession.
Hannah Priest chooses Chretien's Eric et Enide to assess the role of wounds in the construction of chivalric masculinity, and the intersection of that role with the (non-medical) discourse surrounding the wounds of Christ as the 'Man of Sorrows'.
William Barcham's article on the Man of Sorrows paintings in 15th-century Padua is a case in point.
O Lord, we try to grow content with measured time, but we want the final, sovereign Yes, and not this man of sorrows, acquainted with grief.
I also take exception to Kennedy's use of the label "Man of Sorrows." In the Mercy Seat Trinity in Harley 1896 (Fig.
My favourite part of Messiah is "He is despised and rejected of men: a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief," not least because of the story of how at the work's premiere in Dublin in April, 1742, a local clergyman, Reverend Delaney, was so overcome by Susanna Cibber's rendering of the part that he leapt to his feet and cried: "Woman, for this be all thy sins forgiven thee!" I'm sure our very own soprano, Rebecca Evans will give an equally moving rendition when she joins the Cardiff Polyphonic Choir, conducted by Neil Ferris, for a performance of Messiah at St David's Hall on Sunday.