Away from every mortal careAuthor: Isaac Watts
Published in 73 hymnals
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1 Away from every mortal care,
Away from earth, our souls retreat;
We leave this worthless world afar,
And wait and worship near Thy seat.
2 Lord, in the temples of Thy grace,
We bow before Thee and adore;
We view the glories of Thy face,
And learn the wonders of Thy power.
3 Whilst here our various wants we mourn,
United prayers ascend on high;
And faith expects a sure return
Of blessings in variety.
4 Father! my soul would still abide;
Or, if my feet must hence depart,
Still keep me, Father, near Thy side,
Still keep Thy dwelling in my heart.
Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #47
Away from every mortal care. I. Watts. [Public Worship.] First published in his Hymns and Sacred Songs, 1709, Bk. ii., No. 123, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "The benefit of Public Ordinances." It has been republished in all later editions of the Hymns, &c., and in Watts's Works. G. Whitefield included stanzas i., ii., iii., and vi., in his Collection, 1753. This arrangement is often repeated in modern hymnals. In Hatfield's American Church Hymn Book, 1872, No. 122, the full text is given with brings, for "bears down," in stanza iii., l. 3.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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