• Jesus Christ the Apple Tree, music by Elizabeth Poston, sung by the choir of King’s College, Cambridge, in 2009.
At our open worship evening / house group on October 29, Jane Hely led a meditation based on Jesus Christ the Apple Tree, a poem written in the 18th century. It has been set to music by a number of composers, including Elizabeth Poston (1905–1987). [Read more …]
The meditation complemented Rev Sydney Maitland’s Bible study on the Fruit and Gifts of the Spirit.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.