20. Absent from Flesh! O Blissful Thought

1. Absent from flesh! O blissful thought!
What unknown joys this moment brings!
Freed from the mischiefs sin has brought,
From pains, and fears, and all their springs.

2. Absent from flesh! illustrious day!
Surprising scene! triumphant stroke
That rends the prison of my clay;
And I can feel my fetters broke.

3. Absent from flesh! then rise, my soul,
Where feet nor wings could never climb,
Beyond the heav’ns, where planets roll,
Measuring the cares and joys of time.

4. I go where God and glory shine,
His presence makes eternal day:
My all that’s mortal I resign,
For angels wait and point my way.

Text Information
First Line: Absent from flesh! O blissful thought
Title: Absent from Flesh! O Blissful Thought
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Book I, 1707, number 23
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: MAINZER, Joseph Mainzer, circa 1845
Tune Information
Name: REPENTANCE
Composer: Theodore Perkins, 1831-1912
Meter: LM
Incipit: 11231 21712 23425
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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