Though in the earthly church below

Though in the earthly church below

Author: John Newton
Tune: HARVEST HOME
Published in 86 hymnals

Representative Text

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

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul­tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas à Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… Go to person page >

Text Information

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

A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Church of Christ of the Latter-Day Saints #d95

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A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #273

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #237

A New and Choice Selection of Hymns for Social Worship and Pravate Devotion #d95

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Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages #T10

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Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages #72

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d523

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians. 9th ed. #d190

Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d322

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d183

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a732

Hymns, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints #d255

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

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Hymns, Selected and Original #581

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Hymns #581

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Hymns #581

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Hymns #581

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Hymns #581

Latter-Day Saint Hymns #d328

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Millennial Harp #A36

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Millennial Harp #36

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New Select Hymns #251

Prayer Meeting, Revival, and Union Hymns #d58

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Public, Parlour, and Cottage Hymns. A New Selection #II.56

Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d336

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Sacred Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints. 25th ed. #d311

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Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d244

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Social and Camp-meeting Songs, for the Pious (9th ed. enl.) #138

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Social and Campmeeting Songs For the Pious (4th ed.) #138

Social Melodies #d130

Spiritual Songs and Hymns for Pilgrims. New Church ed. #d190

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The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #226

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The Camp-Meeting Chorister #156

The Canadian Minstrel #d84

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The Christian Lyre, Volume 1 #92

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The Christian Lyre #92

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The Christian Lyre #92

The Christian Psalmist #d685

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The Church Harp #d100

The Church Harp. Rev. ed. #d131

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The Harp #212

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #CLXXXVII

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #CLXXXVII

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The Jubilee Harp #732

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book #389

The Pilgrim's Harp #d251

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The Revivalist #107

The Songs of Zion #ad199

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

The Southern Psalmist #d843

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d887

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The Sweet Singer of Israel #58

The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d395

The Western Harp #d218

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The Young People's Chorister #200

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The Zion Songster #82

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The Zion Songster #82

Union Hymns. Rev. #d407

Union Hymns. Rev. #d422

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Vestry Chimes #10

Village Hymns #d569

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #304

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #304

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #304

Zion's Harp #d133

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Zion's Songster #265

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