Christ is the Vine

This hymn  is based on images of Christ as the vine, from John15.

It was written by John Swertner (1746-1813) and Johann Muehlmann (1573-1613).

The hymn was published in some words-only Morovian hymn books in the 19th century.  No information about tunes that it was sing to has been located.

If you have any information about tunes that it has been set to, please leave a message in the Comments section near the bottom of the page.



Christ is the vine, and we the branches are.
Without him, we no fruit can bare.
For of ourselves, we cannot grow,
He must both power, and life bestow.

Lord, thou has chosen us that we
Should bear well-pleasing fruit to thee:
O make us fruitful to thy praise.
Preserve us from all barrenness.

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1 comment:

  1. We sang this when I was quite small. I'm not absolutely sure what tune we sang it to, but WOODWORTH is the one that sprang to mind when I looked at an image of it in an old hymn book. I've modified the words a little to make it a little longer, orchestrated and recorded it and shared it as a backing track on my YouTube Channel at Cheers, Chris