Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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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 counsels to fulfil.
 
6 But though 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.
 
7 Oh! awful thought, and is it so?
Must all mankind the harvest know?
Is every man a wheat or tare?
Me, for that harvest, Lord, prepare.
 
Hymn 86 • O God! our help in ages past
HYMN 86. C. M.
 
1 O God! our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.
 
2 Under shadow of thy throne;
Still may we dwell secure;
Sufficient is thine arm alone,
And our defence is sure.
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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 counsels to fulfil.
 
6 But though 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.
 
7 Oh! awful thought, and is it so?
Must all mankind the harvest know?
Is every man a wheat or tare?
Me, for that harvest, Lord, prepare.
 
Hymn 86 • O God! our help in ages past
HYMN 86. C. M.
 
1 O God! our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.
 
2 Under shadow of thy throne;
Still may we dwell secure;
Sufficient is thine arm alone,
And our defence is sure.
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