O Christmas Tree

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O Christmas Tree was sung best by the Peanuts in A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965). Originally O Tannenbaum, based on a German folk song celebrating the fir tree's evergreen qualities as a symbol of constancy and faithfulness, not the decorated tree indoors. Modern lyrics were composed in 1824 by Ernst Anschütz.
An illustration for the story O Christmas Tree by the author Anonymous
Silver fir "O Tannenbaum"
An illustration for the story O Christmas Tree by the author Anonymous
Silver fir "O Tannenbaum"
An illustration for the story O Christmas Tree by the author Anonymous
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree!
How are thy leaves so verdant!
Not only in the summertime,
But even in winter is thy prime.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How are thy leaves so verdant!

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
Much pleasure dost thou bring me!
For ev’ry year the Christmas tree,
Brings to us all both joy and glee.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
Much pleasure dost thou bring me!

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are thy branches!
Not only green when summer's here
But in the coldest time of year.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are thy branches!

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How sturdy God hath made thee!
Thou bidd'st us all place faithfully
Our trust in God, unchangingly!
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How sturdy God hath made thee!

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
Thy candles shine out brightly!
Each bough doth hold its tiny light,
That makes each toy to sparkle bright.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
Thy candles shine out brightly!
Christmas Tree 1911

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