The Wheat and Tares
John Newton, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 86
|Though in the outward 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,
3. O! this will aggravate their case!
|4. We seem alike when thus we meet,|
Strangers might think we all are wheat;
But to the Lord's all-searching eyes,
Each heart appears without disguise.
5. The tares are spared for various ends,
6. But though they grow so tall and strong,