Scripture Verse

He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man. The tares are the children of the wicked one; the enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of Man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity, and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:37–42


Words: Jo­si­ah Con­der (1789–1855).

Music: Old 100th at­trib­ut­ed to Lou­is Bour­geois, in Four Score and Se­ven Psalms of Da­vid (Ge­ne­va, Swit­zer­land: 1551) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this hymn was writ­ten,

Josiah Conder


O holy, holy, holy, Lord!
Thou God of hosts, by all adored;
The earth and heavens are full of Thee;
Thy light, Thy power, Thy majesty.

Loud hallelujahs to Thy name;
Angels and seraphim proclaim;
By all the powers and thrones in Heav­en,
Eternal praise to Thee is given.

Apostles join the glorious throng,
And swell the loud triumphant song;
Prophets and martyrs hear the sound,
And spread the hallelujah round.

Glory to Thee, O God most high!
Father, we praise Thy majesty!
The Son, the Spirit, we adore!
One Godhead, blest forevermore.