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.
Source: Wonder, Love, and Praise: a supplement to the Hymnal 1982 #749
|First Line:||The tree of life my soul hath seen|
|Title:||Christ the Appletree|
|Author:||Richard Hutchins (1761)|
|Source:||"The Spiritual Magazine," 1761 (England)|
|Article:||Hymn Interpertation by Joan Halmo (from The Hymn)|