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749. The tree of life my soul hath seen

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 haste to be
With Jesus Christ the apple tree.

Text Information
First Line: The tree of life my soul hath seen
Title: The tree of life my soul hath seen
Author: Anonymous (1784)
Publication Date: 1997
Meter: LM
Scripture: ;
Topic: Hymns and Spiritual Songs: Threefold God: Jesus
Source: a collection of Joshua Smith, New Hampshire, from
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Daniel Pinkham (b. 1923)
Meter: LM
Key: e minor
Copyright: © 1990 Ione Press, Inc., a division of ECS Publishing

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