Though in the earthly church below

Though in the earthly church below

Author: John Newton
Tune: HARVEST HOME
Published in 81 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 The tares are spared for various ends,
Some, for the sake of praying friends;
Others, the Lord, against their will,
Employs his counsel to fulfill.

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

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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

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A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Generally Used at Camp and Prayer Meetings #d221
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #243Page Scan
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, Adapted to the Faith and Views of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #d128
A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #273Page Scan
A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of The Latter Day Saints. lst ed. #85Page Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #237Page Scan
A New and Choice Selection of Hymns for Social Worship and Pravate Devotion #d95
Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages: a collection of hymns and tunes adapted to all occasions of social worship #T10Page Scan
Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages: a collection of hymns and tunes adapted to all occasions of social worship #72Page Scan
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d523
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #85Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians. 9th ed. #d190
Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d322
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Hymns for Second Advent Believers #d135
Hymns, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints #d255
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #581Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d815
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #581TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #581Page Scan
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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #581Page Scan
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Latter-Day Saint Hymns #d328
Millennial Harp: designed for meetings on the second coming Christ (Improved ed.) #A36Page Scan
Millennial Harp: or, Second Advent Hymns: designed for the meetings on the second coming of Christ #36Page Scan
New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #251Page Scan
Prayer Meeting, Revival, and Union Hymns #d58
Public, Parlour, and Cottage Hymns. A New Selection #II.56Page Scan
Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d336
Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d300
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Sacred Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints. 25th ed. #d311
Sacred Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (20th ed.) #249Page Scan
Sacred Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. (14th ed.) #249Page Scan
Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #6Page Scan
Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d244
Select Melodies, Comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use not Found in the Standard Methodist Episcopal Hymnal #d247
Select Melodies; Comprising the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use, and not generally found in standard church hymn-books: as also a number of original pieces, and translations from...German #7Page Scan
Social and Camp-meeting Songs, for the Pious (9th ed. enl.) #138Page Scan
Social and Campmeeting Songs For the Pious (4th ed.) #138Page Scan
Social Melodies #d130
Spiritual Songs and Hymns for Pilgrims. New Church ed. #d190
The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #226Page Scan
The Camp-Meeting Chorister: or, a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, for the pious of all denominations. To be sung at camp meetings, during revivals of religion, and on other occasions #156Page Scan
The Canadian Minstrel #d84
The Child's Pocket Companion, Being a Selection of Choice Hymns for Sabbath School, with an Analysis to Most of Them #d71
The Christian Lyre #92Page Scan
The Christian Lyre: adapted for use in families, prayer meetings, and revivals of religion #92Page Scan
The Christian Lyre: Vol I (8th ed. rev.) #92Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist #d685
The Christian's Harp: containing a choice selection of psalm and hymn tunes, suited to the various metres now in use among the different religious denominations..(Corrected, enlarged and much improved #A55Page Scan
The Church Harp #d100
The Church Harp. Rev. ed. #d131
The Harp: being a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to all purposes of social and religious worship #212Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #187Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CLXXXVIITextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CLXXXVIITextPage Scan
The Jubilee Harp: a choice selection of psalmody, ancient and modern, designed for use in public and social worship #732Page Scan
The New and Most Complete Collection of Camp, Social and Prayer Meeting Hymns and Spiritual Songs Now in Use #210Page Scan
The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book: for churches and Sunday-schools #389Page Scan
The Pilgrim's Harp #d251
The Revivalist: a Collection of Choice Revival Hymns and Tunes #107Page Scan
The Songs of Zion, a Collection of Choice Songs #d199
The Southern Psalmist #d843
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The Sweet Singer of Israel: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, usually sung at camp, prayer, and social meetings, and revivals of religion (New ed. much enlarged) #58Page Scan
The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d395
The Western Harp: a Collection of Social and Revival Hymns #d218
The Young People's Chorister: being a collection of favorite hymns and tunes for Sabbath schools and prayer meetings (New ed.) #200Page Scan
The Zion Songster: a Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, generally sung at camp and prayer meetings, and in revivals of religion (Rev. & corr.) #82Page Scan
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Union Hymns. Rev. #d422
Vestry Chimes: a choice collection of sacred music, adapted to all occasions of social and family worship #10Page Scan
Village Hymns #d569
Zion's Harp #d133
Zion's Songster: or, a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, usually sung at camp-meetings, and also in revivals of religion. (10th ed., imp. and enl.) #265Page Scan
Zion's Songster; or a Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Usually Sung at Camp Meetings, and Also in Revivals of Religion #d218



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