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Music: The Old Rugged Cross
All midis on this page sequenced and copyrighted by Brian M. Ames
Used with permission

"There shall be a resurrection both for the just and the unjust."
Acts 24:15 (KJV)


A Legend of the Dogwood Tree

When Christ was on earth, the dogwood grew
To a towering size with a lovely hue.
Its branches were strong and interwoven
And for Christ's cross its timbers were chosen.

Being distressed at the use of this wood
Christ made a promise which still holds good:

"Not ever again shall the dogwood grow
To be large enough for a tree, and so
Slender and twisted it shall always be
With cross shaped blossoms for all to see.

The petals shall have bloodstains marked in brown
And in the blossom's center a thorny crown.
All who see it will think of me,
Nailed to a cross from a dogwood tree.
Protected and cherished this tree shall be
A reflection to all of my glory."

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Dogwood images scanned by Mawood from her front yard tree.
Background and Cross by Mawood.

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