Upon a mount there stood a tree

Upon a mount there stood a tree

Author: Herman H. Brueckner
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Upon a mount there stood a tree,
With golden fruit weighed down;
That three was seen throughout the land,
And great was its renown.
In countless numbers people came,
Some early and some late;
They shook the tree with eager hand,
And of its fruit they ate.

2 Yet, while so many pluck its fruit,
Now as in days of yore,
The goodly tree no bareness shows,
Nor loses of it lore.
In countless numbers people came,
Some early and some late:
They shook the tree with eager hand,
And of its fruit they ate.

3 Who knows this tree with golden fruit,
This tree of wondrous fame?
Now let us make a ready guess:
"The Bible" is its name.
In countless numbers people came,
Some early and some late:
They shook the tree with eager hand,
And of its fruit they ate.

Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #235

Author: Herman H. Brueckner

Born: March 11, 1866, Grundy County, Iowa (birth name: Herman Heinrich Moritz Brueckner). Died: January 25, 1942, Hebron, Nebraska (funeral held in Beatrice, Nebraska). Buried: St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Waverly, Iowa. After ordination in 1888, Brueckner pastored in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. He later moved to Iowa City, Iowa, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University in 1917. In 1926, he joined the faculty of Hebron College in Nebraska. In 1938, Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him. He retired as professor emeritus from Hebron College in 1941. Sources: Erickson, p. 254 Findagrave, accessed 14 Nov 2016 Hustad, p. 213 Stulken, p.… Go to person page >

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Author: Herman H. Brueckner

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