This quote is so true. When I was a kid I always thought love was a heart. but know I know it isn't. it is Jesus' cross for the all love he showed us by dying on the cross just so we could be friends with God. What a huge sacrifice! But luckily he rose again after 3 days.
Early Modern England experienced much turmoil throughout the Tudor Dynasty with religion. The religion was changed three times throughout the Tudor reign. The religion would shift between Catholicism (Crucifix), and Protestantism (Cross).
"Oh sacred head, now wounded, with grief and shame weighed down, Now scornfully surrounded with thorns, Thine only crown. Oh sacred head, what glory, what bliss, till now was thine! Yet, though despised and gory, I joy to call Thee mine."