XXXV. First Fruits

1 Behold! the grain of wheat that dies
Yet lives in nature's womb;
Matur'd by death, to life arise,
A type of things to come.

2 This Isr'el saw in ancient days,
When dedicate to heav'n,
The first ripe sheaf, with songs of praise,
To God, their God was given:

3 Here dwelt their opes for time to come,
That he who blest that fruit,
Would bring the future harvest home,
A harvest like the root.

4 Hail! first begotten from the dead!
The church first born are thine—
Thine at thy coming. Then the head,
The head of man divine.

5 (Lord of a harvest yet to come)
The rest of earth shall reap;
And gath'ring his unnumber'd home,
One feast forever keep.

Text Information
First Line: Behold, the grain of wheat that dies
Title: First Fruits
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1792
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: The Shadow of the Law, reflecting the Body, which is Christ
Notes: Original
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