The Apple Tree
David Ashley White

Composer David Ashley White
Text anonymous, from Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs, collection of Joshua Smith, 1784
405-158, Two-part, opt. C inst.
405-159, SATB, opt. C inst.
Lectionary usage Advent, Christmas
Price $2.25/$1.95 (U.S.)
Length 3' 00" Released 7/19
Catalog no. 405-158/405-159
Difficulty Easy

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

--Anonymous, from Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs, collection of Joshua Smith, 1784


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