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What is the chaff, the word of man

Full 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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Instances (1 - 24 of 24)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #161Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #199Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #199Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #199Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #199Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #199Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #199Page Scan
Christ in Song #d642
Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #809TextPage Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #209Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for Vestry and Conference Meetings #d96
Hymns and Tunes for Vestry and Conferences. 2nd ed. #d88
Hymns and Tunes: for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools #322Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d170
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1250
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #317Page Scan
The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #11bPage Scan
The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d400
The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d392
The Choral: a Collection of Church Music, Adapted to the Worship of All Denominations #d244
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #74Page Scan
The Harp #229Page Scan
The Saints' Harp #d1002
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #189Page Scan



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