The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

There's A Wonderful Tree

Words: Mrs. M. N. Meigs

Music: F. Schilling
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Carol 418, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. There's a wonderful tree, a wonderful tree,
The happy children rejoices to see
Spreading its branches year by year,
It comes from the forest to flourish here.
Oh, this beautiful tree, with its branches wide,
Is always, Is always blooming at Christmas-tide.

2. 'Tis not alone in the summer's sheen,
Its boughs are broad, and its leaves are green;
It blooms for us when the wild winds blow,
And earth is white with its feathery snow;
And this wonderful tree, with its branches wide,
Bears many a gift for the Christmas-tide.

3. 'Tis all alight with its tapers' glow,
That flash on the shining eyes below,
And the strange sweet fruit on each laden bough
Is all to be plucked by the gatherers now.
Oh this wonderful tree, with its branches wide,
We hail it with joy at the Christmas-tide.

4. And a voice is telling, its boughs among.
Of the shepherds' watch and angels' song;
Of a holy Babe in a manger low,
The beautiful story of long ago,
When a radiant star threw its beams so wide,
To herald the earliest Christmas-tide.

5. Then spread thy branches, wonderful tree,
And bring some dainty gift to me,
And fill my heart with a burning love
To Him who came from His home above --
From His beautiful home with the glorified,
To give us the joys of the Christmas-tide.

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