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The Wheat And The Tares

In the field by the wayside grow the wheat and tares together

Author: Mattie M. Boteler
Tune: [In the field by the wayside grow the wheat and the tares together]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In the field by the wayside grow the wheat and tares together,
And they both in the sunlight now appear so fair to see;
But the harvest is coming when together they’ll be gathered,
And the separation day then shall be.

What then shall be your harvest,
When the dreadful day you see?
Will you with the wicked stand,
Or appear at His right hand?
When the saints are meeting there,
What a greeting in the air,
Will you with the righteous be?

2 Satan came while the keeper was asleep and sown with malice
Far and wide in the fallow ground he scattered seeds of sin;
The remorse now of conscience maybe fills your restless spirit,
And the dreaded days of harvest begin. [Refrain]

3 In the field of your heart is plenty fallow ground, my brother,
And the seed of the Word abundant falleth there tonight;
Will you cherish and nourish it and give it place of welcome?
Will you take your stand for God and for right? [Refrain]

4 Will you let Him uproot the thorns and briars that encumber?
Let Him plant in your heart His precious image there instead?
Will you find o’er the thousand fold it pays you without number
When the sheaves of time have been harvested? [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10356

Author: Mattie M. Boteler

Mattie was born on August 28, 1860 in Jamestown, Ohio. Mattie developed creative teaching methods such as short poems or sayings, called epigrams, to communicate spiritual truth. She also encouraged students to memorize Bible verses. Mattie increased her sphere of influence when, from 1894 until 1911, she edited two publications, Lookout and Christian Standard. She died on August 38, 1929 in Cincinnati, Ohio. From  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the field by the wayside grow the wheat and tares together
Title: The Wheat And The Tares
Author: Mattie M. Boteler
Refrain First Line: What then shall be your harvest
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #10356
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The Cyber Hymnal #10356

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