Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

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

Full 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.

Amen.

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

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #557TextPage Scan
Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #572TextPage Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #552Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #552TextPage Scan
Hymns for Divine Worship in Churches and Sunday Schools and at Various Occasions #d156
Hymns for the Reformed Church in the United States #445Page Scan
The Hymnal and Order of Service #606TextPage Scan
The Hymnal and Order of Service #606Text
The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d573
The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d627
The Reformed Church Hymnal: with tunes #319Page Scan



Advertisements