I heard a small passage from Bach's Weinachtsoratorium on P2 (Danish national radio channel). Reminded me of Messiah by Händel. One of the verses, song by the alto, is about "the lamb of God":
He was despisèd and rejected of men: a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.A quote from the bible I believe. I'm not a Believer, but that quote is ingenious. Take that, happy Christmas! :-) You have to hear it in Händel's interpretation to really appreciate it. But that's easy, just scroll down on the Wikipedia page and there should be a link.