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115. O cross of Christ, immortal tree

1 O cross of Christ, immortal tree
on which our Saviour died,
the world is sheltered by your arms
that bore the crucified.

2 From bitter death and barren wood
the tree of life is made;
its branches bear unfailing fruit
and leaves that never fade.

3 O faithful cross, you stand unmoved
while ages run their course:
foundation of the universe,
creation's binding force.

4 Give glory to the risen Christ
and to his cross give praise,
the sign of God's unfathomed love,
the hope of all our days.

Text Information
First Line: O cross of Christ, immortal tree
Author: Stanbrook Abbey
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Passiontide and Holy Week
Copyright: © Stanbrook Abbey
Notes: Alternative tune BELGRAVE, 345
Tune Information
Composer: George Thalben-Ball, 1896-1987
Meter: CM
Key: F Major
Copyright: © Oxford University Press

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