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What is the chaff, the word of man

Representative Text

1. What is the chaff, the word of man,
When set against the wheat?
Can it a dying soul sustain
Like that immortal meat?

2. Thy word, O God, with heav'nly bread
Thy children doth supply;
And those who by thy word are fed,
Their souls shall never die.

3. 'Tis like a field where hidden lies
The pearl of price unknown,
And he indeed is truly wise
Who makes this pearl his own.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #809

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What is the chaff, the word of man
Author: Charles Wesley

Tune

WINCHESTER OLD

WINCHESTER OLD is a famous common-meter psalm tune, presumably arranged by George Kirbye (b. Suffolk, England, c. 1560; d. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, 1634) from a melody in Christopher Tye's Acts of the Apostles and published in T. Este's The Whole Book of Psalmes (1592) set to Psalm 84. Ki…

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #161

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #199

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #199

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #199

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #199

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #199

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #199

Christ in Song #d642

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Christ in Song #809

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #209

Hymns and Tunes for Vestry and Conference Meetings #d96

Hymns and Tunes for Vestry and Conferences. 2nd ed. #d88

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Hymns and Tunes #322

Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d170

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1250

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Songs of Pilgrimage #317

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The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #11b

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d400

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d392

The Choral #d244

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The Christian Psalmist #74

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The Harp #229

The Saints' Harp #d1002

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #189

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