John Bannister Tabb

(1845-1909 / the United States)

Christ To The Victim-Tree - Poem by John Bannister Tabb

Soon, but not alone to die,
Kinsman Tree,
Limbed and leafless must thou lie,
Doomed, alas, for Me;
Yea, for Me, as I for all,
Must thou first a victim fall.


Thou for me the bitter fruit
Loth to bear,
Must of Death's accursed root
Shame reluctant share.
Thus the Father's will divine
Seals thy fate to compass Mine.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010



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