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The Harvest Field

This is the field; the world below

Author: Joseph Hinchsliffe
Published in 53 hymnals

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1 This is the field; the world below,
In which the sower, came to sow,
Jesus the wheat, Satan the tares,
Fro so the word of truth declares;
And soon the reaping time will come,
And angels shout the harvest home.

2 Most awful truth; and is it so,
Must all the world the harvest know;
Is every man the wheat or tare;
Then for the harvest O prepare:
For soon the reaping time will come,
And angels shout the harvest home.

3 To love my sins, a saint to appear,
To grow the wheat, and be a tare;
will serve me while on earth below,
Where tares and wheat together grow;
But soon the reaping time will come,
And angels shout the harvest home.

4 But all that truly righteous be,
Their Father's kingdom soon shall see;
Shine like the sun forever there,
He that hath ears, O let him hear:
And soon the reaping time will come,
And angels shout the harvest home.

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the use of Christians. 1st Ed., 1816

Author: Joseph Hinchsliffe

Hinchsliffe, Joseph, a Sheffield manufacturer, and a member of the Wesleyan body, was born at Sheffield in 1760, and died at Dumfries in 1807. Concerning his hymn in the Primitive Methodist Hymnal, 1887, "This is the field, the world below" (Death and the Resurrection), Dorricott and Collins say in their Lyric Studies, 1889, p. 289, "It has been traced to a Tract, entitled Favourite Hymns, Odes, and Anthems, as Sung at the Methodist Chapels in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Nottingham Circuits, Fifth edition, 1797, and immediately under the title of this hymn are the words 'By J. Hinchsliffe.'" --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: This is the field; the world below
Title: The Harvest Field
Author: Joseph Hinchsliffe
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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