In the Jewish Context
A small and simple Jewish saying called, Eitz Chayim. Translated into English it goes like this:
She is a tree of life to those who hold fast to it, and all of its supporters find joy.
Many a Rabbi have followed this with, "its ways are pleasant, and its paths lead us to shalom."
The Jewish Campfire Song
Ah, the memories. Good or bad, they are there of us little tykes singing this tune:
Shalom, shalom (clap-clap!)(4x)
Eitz Chayim hi lama-cha-zikim ba
V'tom'chem-ha m'ushar (2x)
It's the tree of life to them that hold fast to it
And all its supporters are happy (clap!) (2x)