Away, my needless fears

Away, my needless fears

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 44 hymnals

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1 Away, my needless fears
And doubts no longer mine!
A ray of heavenly light appears,
A messenger divine.

2 Thrice comfortable hope,
That calms my stormy breast;
My Father's hand prepares the cup,
And what He wills is best.

3 He knows whate'er I want;
He sees my helplessness,
And always readier is to grant
Than I to ask His grace.

4 My fearful heart He reads,
Secures my soul from harms,
And underneath His mercy spreads
Its everlasting arms.

5 Here is firm footing; here,
My soul, is solid rock,
To break the waves of grief and fear,
And trouble's rudest shock:

6 This only can sustain
When earth and heaven remove:
O turn thee to thy Rest again,
Thy God's eternal Love!

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #432

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Away, my needless fears
Author: Charles Wesley

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Away, my needless fears. C. Wesley. [Submission.] In Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749, 55 hymns were given as "For Christian Friends," of which this was No. 35, in 10 stanzas of 8 lines. From this two centos have come into common use as follows:— 1. In the Supplement to the Wesleyan Hymn Book 1830, stanzas i., vii., and ix. were given in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, No. 675. This cento is also found in various collections of the Methodist bodies, and in the revised edition of the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1875. No. 832. 2. In A. M. Toplady's Psalms and Hymns 1776, No. 75, and later editions, stanzas i.-v. and ix. were given with slight alterations, but this cento has almost entirely gone out of use. Original text in Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 448. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d67

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d67

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d67

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #642

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #675

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #251

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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #432

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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #432

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d64

Family and Social Melodies #d37

Free Methodist Hymnal #d54

Gospel Hymns #d41

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #555

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d47

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d35

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #555

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #471

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #471

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #90

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #90

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #77

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #173

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #173

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #892

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Hymns of the Church Universal #453

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d55

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Methodist Hymn-Book #497

Salvation Army Music #d15

Spiritual Songs and Hymns for Pilgrims. New Church ed. #d20

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d51

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The Harp #498

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #664

The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #510

The Methodist Protestant Church Hymnal #d34

The Millennial Chorister #d8

The Select Hymn and Song Book #d30

The Singer's Choice #d24

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d57

The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #d50

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