The first is from Revelation 22:2 which reads: ‘On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.”
From Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs,
compiled by Joshua Smith, New Hampshire, 1784
Laden with fruit and always green:
The trees of nature fruitless be
Compared with Christ the apple tree.
By faith I know, but ne’er can tell
The glory which I now can see
In Jesus Christ the apple tree.
And pleasure dearly I have bought:
I missed of all; but now I see
‘Tis found in Christ the apple tree.
Here I will sit and rest awhile:
Under the shadow I will be,
Of Jesus Christ the apple tree.
It keeps my dying faith alive;
Which makes my soul in haste to be
With Jesus Christ the apple tree.