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The things of the earth in the earth let us lay

The things of the earth in the earth let us lay

Translator: J. M. Neale (1864)
Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The things of the earth in the earth let us lay;
The ashes with ashes, the dust with the clay:
But lift up the heart, and the eyes, and the love,
O lift up the soul to the regions above!

2 Since He, the Immortal, hath entered the gate,
So, too shall we mortals, or sooner or late:
Then stand we on Christ; let us mark Him ascend,
For His is the glory and life without end.

3 On earth with His own ones, the Giver of good,
Bestowing His blessing, a little while stood;
Now nothing can part us, nor distance, nor foes,
For lo! He is with us, and who can oppose?

4 So, Lord, we commit this our loved one to Thee,
Whose body is dead, but whose spirit is free:
We know that through grace, when our life here is o'er,
In bliss we shall be with the Lord evermore.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #606

Translator: J. M. Neale

Neale, John Mason, D.D., was born in Conduit Street, London, on Jan. 24, 1818. He inherited intellectual power on both sides: his father, the Rev. Cornelius Neale, having been Senior Wrangler, Second Chancellor's Medallist, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his mother being the daughter of John Mason Good, a man of considerable learning. Both father and mother are said to have been "very pronounced Evangelicals." The father died in 1823, and the boy's early training was entirely under the direction of his mother, his deep attachment for whom is shown by the fact that, not long before his death, he wrote of her as "a mother to whom I owe more than I can express." He was educated at Sherborne Grammar School, and was afterwards… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The things of the earth in the earth let us lay
Translator: J. M. Neale (1864)
Source: Greek



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #557

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #572

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Church Book #552

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Church Book #552

Hymns for Divine Worship in Churches and Sunday Schools and at Various Occasions #d156

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Hymns for the Reformed Church in the United States #445

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #606


The Hymnal and Order of Service #606

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d573

The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d627

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The Reformed Church Hymnal #319

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