6895. The Tree of Life

1. Our Father has planted a beautiful tree,
Whose evergreen branches His children behold;
They walk ’neath its shade in the city above,
Whose gates are of pearl and whose streets are of gold.

We may eat of the beautiful tree of life,
That stands in the midst of the city so fair;
We may eat of its fruit and be healed with its leaves;
No hunger, no sickness, no sorrow is there.

2. Beside the pure river of crystal it grows,
And yieldeth its fruit every month, we are told;
Its leaves for the healing of nations designed,
The nations who dwell in that city of gold. [Refrain]

3. The hand of the Savior will wipe every tear,
And banish forever the darkness of night;
Sweet anthems eternal that region shall fill,
The Lord is its glory, the Lord is its light. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Our Father has planted a beautiful tree
Title: The Tree of Life
Author: Frances Jane (Fanny) Crosby (1875)
Refrain First Line: We may eat of the beautiful tree of life
Language: English
Source: Brightest and Best, by Robert Lowry & W. Howard Doane (New York: Biglow & Main, 1875), number 4
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Our Father has planted a beautiful tree]
Composer: Chester G. Allen
Incipit: 55345 15617 65517
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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