The angel comes, he comes to reapAuthor: Henry Hart Milman
Published in 40 hymnals
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1 The angel comes, he comes to reap
The harvest of the Lord!
O'er all the earth, with fatal sweep,
Wide waves his flaming sword.
2 And who are they, in sheaves to bide
The fire of vengeance bound?
The tares, whose rank luxuriant pride
Choked the fair crop around.
3 And who are they, reserved in store
God's treasure-house to fill?
The wheat, a hundred fold that bore
Amid surrounding ill.
4 O King of mercy! grant us power
Thy fiery wrath to flee!
In Thy destroying angel's hour,
O gather us to Thee!
Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #567
The angel comes: he comes to reap. H. H. Milman. [Second Advent] First published in Bishop Heber's posthumous Hymns, &c, 1827, p. 40, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in Dean Milman's Selection of Psalms & Hymns, 1837. It is given in several modern hymnbooks, including Dale's English Hymn Book, 1874, and others.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #10887||The Angel Comes, He Comes To Reap||The angel comes, he comes to reap||CHESHIRE||Henry H. Milman||CM||<cite>Hymns Written and Adapted to the Weekly Church Service of the Year</cite> by Reginald Heber (London: J. Murray, 1827)|