The tree of life my soul hath seen,
Laden with fruit and always green:
The trees of nature fruitless be
Compared with Christ the apple tree.
His beauty doth all things excel:
By faith I know, but ne'er can tell
The glory which I now can see
In Jesus Christ the apple tree.
For happiness I long have sought,
And pleasure dearly I have bought:
I missed of all; but now I see
'Tis found in Christ the apple tree.
I'm weary with my former toil,
Here I will sit and rest awhile:
Under the shadow I will be,
Of Jesus Christ the apple tree.
This fruit doth make my soul to thrive,
It keeps my dying faith alive;
Which makes my soul in haste to be
With Jesus Christ the apple tree.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Sunday Choral Report
Long time no blog. Something was wacky with Blogger so I gave up trying to sign in for a few days.
Today is the Solemnity of the Baptism of Our Lord, the last Sunday in the Christmas Season.
Processional: Baptized in Water (Schonster Herr Jesu) - 614 CBW3
Offertory: Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree (music by Elizabeth Poston). This is a gorgeous piece of music and a favourite of many choir members. Here is a video of it being performed by The Choir of Kings College, Cambridge. I've included the text below, which is attributed to an unknown New Englander.
Offertory: Come to the Water (John Foley, SJ), a request from our pastor.
Recessional: Songs of Thankfulness and Praise (Salzburg) - 348 CBW3
Prelude, postlude, and other incidental organ music from Suite Evocative (Charles Tournemire).
For a little meditation, the text to Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree.