Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (Ronald McVey)
- Editor: Ronald McVey (submitted 2018-06-23). Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 75 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Composer: Ronald McVey
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Anthem
First published: 2010
Description: Sacred anthem for SATB chorus for general use
Original text and translations
The tree of life my soul hath seen,
Laden with fruit and always green:
The trees of nature fruitless be
Compared to 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 will I sit and rest a while:
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.