Here Is A Christmas Carol That Was Never Related To The Bible But Has Become One Of The Most Sung Carols.

A Christmas Carol is a Carol on the theme of Christmas, traditionally sung at Christmas or during the Christmas holiday season. It’s usually a time when families and friends gather together to bond and to share love.

No that there are many Christmas carols out there and one of such carols is this particular carol with the theme, “O Christmas tree” it is a German Christmas song, based on a traditional folk song.

The contemporary lyrics were composed in 1824 Ernst Anschutz, the Leipzig Organist, teacher and composer. “O Tennenbaum” German language, which means”O Fir Tree” in the English language.

The lyrics to this carol, had no relation to the story of the birth of Christ and the decorated Christmas tree. Instead refer to the Fir’s evergreen quality as a symbol of constancy and faithfulness.

But the song became associated with the Christmas tradition of Christmas by the middle of 19th century and has become one of the most sung as a Christmas Carol. Now it has become like a sweet poem in the mouth of children especially and in the mouth of every Christmas Carol lover.

LYRICS TO O CHRISTMAS TREE (from American Lutheran Hymnal #618)

 

(1) O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,

How green thy branches ever!

Thou still art green when summer wanes

And wintery winds sweep o’er the the plains.

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,

How green thy branches ever!

(2) O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,

Thy verdant branches please me.

The sight of thee at Christmas time

Both make me sing a joyful rhyme.

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,

Thy verdant branches please me.

 

(3) O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,

Thy dress so green would teach me:

Fair hope, in trouble and distress.

Is felt to be a sweet caress.

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,

Thy dress so green would teach me.

 

(4) O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,

What golden lights adorn thee!

Like stars they shine in beauty bright,

To fill each heart with pure delight.

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,

What golden lights adorn thee!

(5) O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,

How loving hands have decked thee!

Thus God’s own love will make of me

For paradise a shinning tree.

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,

How loving hands have decked thee!

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