Tree of Life

by Incidental Music

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Originally released on "Tree of Life" 2003 seanosongs
1987, Toronto, ON
Artwork: "Lazare," Jean-Paul Lemieux (Canadian) 1941
Remixed/remastered 2016, Kitchener, ON

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The good Lord bore the whole world upon His back
And took up His cross up that hill
Where He lay hold the cup of the Father’s wrath
And drained the contents without spill

Please, come meet thy God
Let His peace rule in your hearts

You know the grace of our Lord that though he was rich
Yet for our sake’s He became poor
That we through His poverty might be rich
That for His name’s sake there shall be one fold

Please, come meet my God
Let His peace rule in your hard hearts

As many were astounded at Thee
His visage was so marred
More than any man
Yet He thought it not robbery
To be equal with God
He shed the blood of God
He shed the blood of God on the tree of life

“Please remember me, my Lord”
And He replied, “This day you shall be with Me in paradise.”
And having made peace through the blood of His tree
The truth shall make you free, and ye shall be free indeed

Please, come meet my God
Let His peace rule in your hard hearts

Please, please come meet thy God
Let His peace rule in your heart

On the tree of life
Where my hope begins
On the tree of life
Where my hope begins
On the tree of life
Because He lives
He lives!

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released September 26, 2016
Linda Zane: vocals
Brian Woodman: vocals
Dan Robins: lead guitar
Matthew Parker: piano, keyboards

The "Tree of Life" album was recorded in Kitchener and Toronto over a three-month span in the summer of 2002. It showcases the anointed musicality of friends Dan, Matthew, Brian and Linda. We were a band of sorts for a season!

The back story to most of these songs relates to a period of intense spiritual struggle in the mid-late 1980s as a young disciple of Jesus, at the tail-end of an era that is historically remembered as The Jesus Movement. (The death of Keith Green in 1982 demarcates its transition from ministry-minded musicians serving the flock to contemporary Christian music as a lucrative and burgeoning enterprise.)

I like to believe that this album carries some of the authenticity of an era when Jesus decided to take up with some pretty shattered souls, misfits and outcasts, to befriend and heal them, to lead them to the tree whose leaves are for the healing of the nations, that ancient tree we can now at last eat of, and the tree upon which whoever hangs is accursed, all enjoined at the paradoxically hideous and glorious cross of Golgotha, the tree of life.

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