The Tree of Life

On a hill stands a beautiful tree

Translator: L. Wilder; Author: Christian Gottlob Barth
Published in 17 hymnals

Translator: L. Wilder

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Author: Christian Gottlob Barth

Barth, Christian Gottlob, son of C. F. Barth, house painter in Stuttgart, was born at Stuttgart, July 31,1799. He studied at Tubingen, where he was the principal founder of the Missionary Society, and was only restrained by his mother's entreaties from offering himself as a missionary. He became, in 1821, assistant at Neckarweihingen and Dornham, and, in 1822, curate in charge of Effringen and Schönbrunn, near Nagold. In 1824 he was appointed pastor of Möttlingen, near Calw, but resigned his charge in 1838, and settled in Calw, receiving in the same year the degree of D.D. from the University.of Greifswald. He died at Calw of apoplexy, Nov. 12, 1862. At Calw he devoted himself as a writer and preacher to children, as a preacher and writer… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On a hill stands a beautiful tree
Title: The Tree of Life
German Title: Auf einem Berg ein Bäumlein stand
Translator: L. Wilder
Author: Christian Gottlob Barth
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


i. Auf einem Berg ein Baumlein stand. [Holy Scripture]. Included in his Lieder und Gedichte fur Christenkinder, Calw, 1842, p. 83, in 4 stanzas. Previously in J. Köbner's Christl. Harfentöne, Hamburg, 1840, p. 115. The translations are:—
(4)"On a hill stands a beautiful tree," in W. B. Bradbury's Fresh Laurels, N. Y., 1867, p. 15, signed "L. W." [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

-- Excerpt from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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A Collection of Sabbath School Hymns #28

Anniversary and Sabbath School Hymns; or The Child's Sunday School Music Book #d71

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Anniversary and Sabbath School Hymns #50

Anniversary Hymns #d61

Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns. 4th ed. #d144

Sabbath School Choir #d63

Sabbath School Trumpet #d66

Sunday School Hymn Book #d324

The Anniversary and Sunday School Music Book No. 1-5 #d134

The Anniversary and Sunday School Music Book Nos. 1 and 2 with additions #d40

The Clariona #d161

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The Sabbath School Bell #65

The Westminster Collection of Sabbath School Hymns and Tunes #d85

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Young Singer's Friend #43

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