A favorite English Carol: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

>> Saturday, December 12, 2009





The tree of life my soul hath seen
Laden with fruit and always green
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
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
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 a while
I'm weary with my former toil
Here I will sit and rest a while
Under the shadow I will be
Of Jesus Christ the apple tree.

This fruit does make my soul to thrive
It keeps my dying faith alive
This fruit does 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.



Sung by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge




2 comments:

Derrick December 12, 2009 at 9:59 AM  

Hi Lynette,

Not one that we hear very often but beautifully sung there.

Lynette December 12, 2009 at 10:18 AM  

Hi Derrick! I've missed you!

I've loved this carol from the first time I heard it back in the early 1990's. It has since been one of my very favorites, and is sung so beautifully by the King's College Choir.

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