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112th.

1
This is the field, the world below,
In which the sowers come to sow,
Jesus the wheat, Satan the tares,
For so the Word of truth declares;
And soon the reaping time will come,
And angels shout the harvest home.

2
Most awful truth, and is it so?
Must all the world the harvest know?
All who profess are wheat or tares:
Harvest will come at unawares.
Yes, soon the reaping time will come,
And angels shout the harvest home.

3
To love my sins, a saint to appear,
To grow with wheat, and be a tare,
May serve me while on earth below,
Where tares and wheat together grow,
But soon the reaping time will come,
And angels shout the harvest home.

4
But all who truly righteous be,
Their Father’s kingdom then shall see,
Shine like the sun for ever there,
He that hath ears then let him hear,
For soon the reaping time will come,
And angels shout the harvest home.