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THE BLASTED FIG-TREE




One awful word which Jesus spoke,
Against the tree which bore no fruit;
More piercing than the lightning's stroke,
Blasted and dried it to the root.


But could a tree the Lord offend,
To make him show his anger thus?
He surely had a farther end,
To be a warning word to us.


The fig-tree by its leaves was known,
But having not a fig to show;
It brought a heavy sentence down,
Let none hereafter on thee grow.


Too many, who the gospel hear,
Whom Satan blinds and sin deceives;
We to this fig-tree may compare,
They yield no fruit, but only leaves.


Knowledge, and zeal, and gifts, and talk,
Unless combined with faith and love,
And witnessed by a gospel walk,
Will not a true profession prove.


Without the fruit the Lord expects
Knowledge will make our state the worse;
The barren trees he still rejects,
And soon will blast them with his curse.


O Lord, unite our hearts in prayer!
On each of us thy Spirit send;
That we the fruits of grace may bear,
And find acceptance in the end.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1779
      Bible Refs: Mk 11:20;
      MUSIC
      Name: WINCHESTER NEW
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1690,1847
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        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)

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