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You Grew The Tree

from The Whole Big Story by Kristen Gilles



Modern hymn about Christ's role in creation and atonement.


You Grew the Tree
Written by: Bobby and Kristen Gilles
c. 2012

Verse 1
You spoke into the void,
Created every star.
You made the earth and everything
That sin would one day mar

And then, Lord, by Your Word
Appeared each form of life;
And in Your image Adam came
And from him came a wife.

Pre-Chorus 1
But even then You knew
The curse our pride would bring.
The only way to save mankind—
You’d die ...

You grew the tree. You grew the tree.
You knew what we’d do,
but still You grew the tree.
Verse 2
You gave the sun and rain
To grow the fated wood.
You could have ripped it from the ground;
Year after year it stood.

And then rebellious men
Made of it a cross,
Planning bloody wickedness
In place of nature’s loss.

Pre-Chorus 2
You knew what to expect,
The untold misery.
I’m face-down at the thought
That after all …


from The Whole Big Story, track released April 24, 2012
Kristen Gilles: vocals, acoustic guitar
Phillip Miller: lead guitar
Daniel LaChance: piano
Eddy Morris: bass guitar
Jon Moore: drums


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Kristen Gilles Louisville, Kentucky

Kristen Gilles is a worship leader and deacon at Louisville’s multi-campus Sojourn Community Church. Her new CD Parker’s Mercy Brigade is a story of faith, lament, comfort, healing and worship following the stillbirth of her son.

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