Hymn Story: The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life, How Sweet the Fruit comes from the account of the Tree of life as recorded in the book of Genesis.

I’ve been unable to uncover any information on who wrote the song. The melody is described as “Traditional American Melody”. Listening to the version below the melody is the one we know very well. It is the same melody used for Amazing Grace.

Gen 2:9 footnote 2 – “[God placed] the created man in front of the tree of life which signifies the Triune God embodied in Christ as life to man in the form of food…”

Joh 15:1 – “I am the true vine…”

Joh 6:57 – “As the living Father has sent Me and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also shall live because of Me.”

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