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Jane Siberry – Jesus Christ The Apple Tree lyrics

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.



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    kdstruck
    This song, sung by a choir, was featured on an album along with "Calling all Angels" - the collection of songs were all about angels. So maybe that is where the confusion came from. Many artists contributed - I remember Patty Larkin's "Angels Running" another great song, was also on the album. I will check to see who wrote this song. As far as meaning, the metaphor is pretty straightforward: Jesus IS the apple tree (not Jesus is Like an apple tree). Apple trees were common in many parts of the world, and sometimes the fruit of other trees were called "apples". The crops were bountiful, the tree full and gave much shade. The fruit was "clean", fresh, and added to health. It tasted good. The tree is compared to other trees and they are found wanting. The writer has awakened to the value, beauty and abundance of the common apple tree. Just as he/she has awakened to the "fruit" o Christ's abundant love. He is fed and sheltered by the tree (Christ), a tree that is not exotic, but common and available to nearly everyone. The starving fed on apples to stay alive because they were easy to find and plentiful. And so in the common, in the "ordinary", the greatest blessing is found. The tree provides for human needs, in this poem, in a spiritual way. Spiritual meal, if you will. The author sees God in nature, and nature in God.
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    TCJoy
    First of all, I apologize if I am misunderstanding something here. However, I must speak up; this poem is an anonymous text. It was NOT written by Jane Siberry and should not be attributed to her! I am sure she doesn't want someone else given credit for her work. Is this just meant as a discussion forum? If so, that is fine, but the way this is laid out on the page makes it look as if she is the author which she most certainly is not.
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