Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

I highly recommend this wonderful song, sung often at Christmas, proclaiming the excellency of Christ. You can read more about the song here.

The tree of life, my soul hath seen,

Laden with fruit, and always green,

The trees of nature, fruitless be,

Compar’d with Christ the apple tree.

 

This 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.

 

For happiness I long have sought,

And pleasure dearly I have bought;

I miss’d for all, but now I see

‘Tis found in Jesus Christ the apple tree.

 

I’m wearied with my former toil,

Here I will set and rest awhile;

Under the shadow I will be,

Of Jesus Christ the apple tree.

 

(With great delight I’ll make my stay,

There’s none shall fright my soul away;

Among the sons of men I see,

There’s none like Christ the apple tree.

 

I’ll sit and eat this truth divine,

It cheers my heart like spirit’l wine;

And now this fruit is sweet to me,

That grows on Christ the apple tree.)

 

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.

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