1 The tree of life my soul hath seen,
Laden with fruit, and always green:
The trees of nature fruitless be
Compared with Christ the apple tree.
2 His beauty doth all things excel:
By faith I know, but ne’er can tell
The glory which I now can see
In Jesus Christ the apple tree.
3 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.
4 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.
5 This fruit doth make my soul to thrive,
It keeps my dying faith alive;
Which makes my soul in hast to be
With Jesus Christ the apple tree.
|First Line:||The tree of life my soul hath seen|
|Title:||The tree of life my soul hath seen|
|Topic:||Hymns and Spiritual Songs: Threefold God: Jesus|
|Source:||a collection of Joshua Smith, New Hampshire, from|
|Composer:||Daniel Pinkham (b. 1923)|
|Copyright:||© 1990 Ione Press, Inc., a division of ECS Publishing|
|The Tree of Life|