Though in the earthly church below

Though in the earthly church below

Author: John Newton
Tune: HARVEST HOME
Published in 84 hymnals

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1 Though in the earthly church below
The wheat and tares together grow,
Jesus ere long will weed the crop,
And pluck the tares in anger up.

2 Will it relieve their horrors there,
To recollect their stations here?
How much they heard, how much they knew,
How long among the wheat they grew?

3 Oh! this will aggravate their case!
They perish under means of grace:
To them the word of life and faith
Became an instrument of death.

4 We seem alike when thus we meet,--
Strangers might think we all were wheat;
But to the Lord's all-searching eyes,
Each heart appears without disguise.

5 But tho' they grow so tall and strong,
His plan will not require them long;
In harvest when he saves his own,
The tares shall into hell be thrown.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #581

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Though in the earthly church below
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Generally Used at Camp and Prayer Meetings #d221

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #581

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #581

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #581

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The Christian Lyre: Vol I (8th ed. rev.) #92

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CLXXXVII

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CLXXXVII

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book: for churches and Sunday-schools #389

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The Songs of Zion, a Collection of Choice Songs #d199

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The Western Harp: a Collection of Social and Revival Hymns #d218

Union Hymns. Rev. #d407

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Village Hymns #d569

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #304

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