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.
This rarely heard modern devotional piece was recorded on 12/15/2021, performed by the Old St. Mary’s Choir, & conducted by Fr. Brent Stull, C.O.. Cf. Canticle of Canticles 2:1-8 and Genesis.