Today marks the 238th anniversary of the birthday of Jonathan Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. Like many people my age, I first became aware of Johnny Appleseed through the Disney film, which included this song: The song is evidently a Swedenborgian hymn. Here are the complete lyrics: Oh, the Lord’s been good to me. And so I thank the Lord For giving me the things I need: The sun, the rain and the appleseed; Oh, the Lord’s been good to me. Oh, and every seed I sow Will grow into a tree. And someday there’ll be apples there For … Continue reading Happy 238th Birthday, Johnny Appleseed!