The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O Christmas Tree

Version 8; Compare Version 1

Words: O Tannenbaum. First verse is traditional German, and sometimes attributed to August Zarnack, 1820; second and third verses by Ernst Gebhard Anschutz, 1824. Other verses: unknown. Translator unknown.

Music: O Tannenbaum, German Folk Song
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / XML

O Christmas Tree - Notes

1. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
Your leaves are faithful ever!
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
Your leaves are faithful ever!
Not only green when summer glows
But in the winter when it snows,
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
Your leaves are faithful ever!

2. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
You are the tree most loved;
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
You are the tree most loved;
How oft you've given me delight
When Christmas fires were burning bright!
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
You are the tree most loved;

3. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
Your faithful leaves will teach me
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
Your faithful leaves will teach me
That hope and love and constancy
Give joy and peace eternally.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
Your faithful leaves will teach me

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