XXVII. The Christian Church should well partake

1 The Christian Church should well partake
The parable, the Saviour spake,
To shew the Jews their wretched state,
And what would shortly be their fate.

2 Such fig-trees, which in Vineyards grow,
And carefully attended to;
Ought in due time their fruit to yield,
Like stores of corn from a good field.

3 Such was the Jewish nations case,
Whilst they had all the means of grace!
Like as a fig-tree on good ground,
So did God's grace to them abound.

4 But when their fruits were truly sought
And their works proven which they wrought,
All was corrupted, base and mean;
Their best devotions were but sin.

5 And as the master gave command,
Let not that barron fig-tree stand;
His orders were to cut it down,
Why should it cumber so much ground?

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First Line: The Christian Church should well partake
Meter: L. M.
Publication Date: 1816
Topic: The Circumcision of Christ & New Years; The Circumcision of Christ
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