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He Hath Anointed Me by Al Young

He Hath Anointed Me

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The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.

Isaiah 61:1-4

The story behind He Hath Anointed Me

This painting is an allegory of the passage cited from the writings of Isaiah.

Symbolism in He Hath Anointed Me

The roughness and darkness of the interior walls behind the figure are the circumstances in this fallen world into which the Savior comes willingly to find us and to raise us up.  The window well above the figure, even the color of its tiles, suggests a waterfall of light, or hope, in the darkness that surrounds us.  The pose of the figure suggests the condescension of God.  The light upon the figure is the light and power that the ordinances of the House of the Lord bring into our lives.
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From the Newsroom

Al R. Young completes new oil painting - "He Hath Anointed Me"

By Al R. Young He Hath Anointed Me is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

Click here to see a larger image of the new painting, read the artist's commentary, and look at the selection of prints--if any are available.... Read more »

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