A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Saturday, November 11, 2006


Requiscat in Pace

Dr. John Traynor
(Nov. 1, 1940--Nov. 2, 2006)
(All Saint's Day--All Soul's Day

Lord God,
"You are glorified in your saints.
In our communion with them,
You give us their friendship.
In their prayer for the Church,
You give us strength and protection.
This great company of witnesses
Spurs us on to victory,
To share their prize of everlasting glory
Through Jesus Christ our Lord."

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

The tree of life my soul hath seen,
Laden with fruit, and always green
The trees of nature fruitless be
Compared to Christ the apple tree.

For happiness I long have sought,
And pleasure dearly I have bought:
I missed of all; but now I see
‘ Tis found in Christ the apple tree.

I’m weary with my former toil,
Here I will sit and rest awhile;
Under the shadow I will be,
Of Jesus Christ the apple tree

This fruit doth make my soul to thrive,
It keeps my dying faith alive;
Which makes my soul in haste to be
With Jesus Christ the apple tree.