William Gadsby 13 December 2011 by AHB Library Published in: Gadsby's Hymns Tags:, , No comments yet

The Properties of the Scriptures
(42-43, 519)

“Let fall some handfuls.”: Ruth 2:16: “And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.”

W. Gadsby

1 [When Ruth a-gleaning went,
Jehovah was her guide;

To Boaz’ field he led her straight,
And she became his bride.]

2 Jesus my Boaz is;
My strength and portion too;

His word of grace the precious field,
Where I a-gleaning go.

3 O what a heavenly field!
What handfuls it contains!

What strength and comfort gleaners get,
To recompense their pains!

4 Rejoice, ye mourning souls;
Ye broken hearts, be strong;
The field is ripe for harvest now,
And ye shall glean ere long.

5 Ye gleaners, one and all,
Let Christ be all your song;

He is your strength and portion too,
And you to him belong.

6 [All blessings he contains;
He cannot let you starve;

The meanest gleaner in his field,
At length shall walk at large.]


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