47. Away from every mortal care

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.

Text Information
First Line: Away from every mortal care
Author: Watts (1700, a.)
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Worship: Public Worship
Notes: Alternate tune #201 #336 or #366
Tune Information
Key: F Major
Notes: Source from index: Lutheran, Har. W. H. Monk

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