11103. Withering As Grass Is Humankind

1 Withering as grass is humankind,
And fleeting as the short lived flower;
The goodliness today we find
Tomorrow fades, and is no more.

2 Man, foolish man, his virtue shows,
Which for a moment charms our eyes;
The sin-convincing Spirit blows,
Withers the flower, and fades, and dies.

3 Die the gay flower of human pride:
The Word of God shall stand secure;
The Word of God shall still abide,
And firm from age to age endure.

4 Sion, ascend the mountain top,
Jerusalem, the grace proclaim;
Herald of God, thy voice lift up,
And strongly shout the Savior’s name.

5 Good tidings show to Judah’s race,
Publish throughout the earth abroad
Good tidings of redeeming grace,
And cry to all, "Behold your God!"

6 Behold, the Lord your God shall come,
And bow the world to His command;
HIs outstretched arm shall make Him room:
Who can His outstretched arm withstand?

7 Lo! an exceeding great reward,
Himself, to humbled souls He gives;
He fills whom first He has prepared,
And all in all for ever lives.

8 Shepherd of souls, His tender care
Shall kindly for His flock provide;
The lambs He in His arms shall bear,
And sweetly in His bosom hide.

9 His sheep He shall protect, and feed,
Bind up the maimed, support the weak;
The great with young shall gently lead,
And seek the lost, and heal the sick.

Text Information
First Line: Withering as grass is humankind
Title: Withering As Grass Is Humankind
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Sacred Poems 1742
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: William Gardiner (1815)
Meter: LM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Sacred Melodies by William Gardiner, 1815
Copyright: Public Domain

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