2673. He Will Gather the Wheat

1. When Jesus shall gather the nations
Before Him at last to appear,
Then, oh how shall we stand in the judgment,
When summoned our sentence to hear?

He will gather the wheat in His garner,
But the chaff will He scatter away;
Then, oh how shall we stand at the judgment
Of the great Resurrection Day?

2. Shall we hear, from the lips of the Savior,
The words, Faithful servant, well done?
Or, trembling with fear and with anguish,
Be banished away from His throne? [Refrain]

3. He will smile when He looks on His children,
And sees on the ransomed His seal;
He will clothe them in heavenly beauty,
As low at His footstool they kneel. [Refrain]

4. Then let us be watching and waiting,
Our lamps burning steady and bright,
When the Bridegroom shall call to the wedding,
Our spirits made ready for flight. [Refrain]

5. Thus living with hearts fixed on Heaven,
In patience we wait for the time,
When, the days of our pilgrimage ended,
We’ll bask in the presence divine. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: When Jesus shall gather the nations
Title: He Will Gather the Wheat
Author: Harriet Burn McKeever (1885)
Refrain First Line: He will gather the wheat in His garner
Language: English
Source: Precious Hymns, by Thomas Harrison (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1885), number 1
Copyright: Public Domain
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Name: [When Jesus shall gather the nations]
Composer: John Robson Sweney
Incipit: 34565 31321 66511
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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