For the Lenten Hymn of the Day Project: Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery by Marty Haugen
I played the verse once as an introduction , then after each verse an improvisation on the mood of the verse. I'm still developing my improvisation skills, so it's mostly chords of different styles to reflect the text.
Verse 1: Tree of life and awesome mystery,
In your death we are reborn,
Though you die in all of history,
still you rise with every morn,
Still you rise with every morn.
Verse 2: We remember truth once spoken,
love passed on through act and word,
Every person, lost and broken
wears the body of our Lord,
wears the body of our Lord.
Verse 3: Christ you lead and we shall follow,
stumbling though our steps may be,
One with you in joy and sorrow,
we the river you the sea,
we the river you the sea
Verse 4 (Lent 3): Living Water of salvation,
be the fountain of each soul;
springing up in new creation,
flow in us and make us whole,
flow in us and make us whole.