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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

Notes

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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Instances

Instances (1 - 44 of 44)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
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
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #642Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #675Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #251Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #432Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #432TextPage Scan
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
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #555Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d47
Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d35
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #555Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #471Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #471Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #90Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #90Page Scan
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #77Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #173Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #173Page Scan
Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #456Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #892Page Scan
Hymns of the Church Universal #453Page Scan
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d55
Methodist Hymn-Book #497Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #223cPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #223cPage Scan
Salvation Army Music #d15
Spiritual Songs and Hymns for Pilgrims. New Church ed. #d20
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d51
The Harp #498Page Scan
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #242aPage Scan
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #664Page Scan
The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #510
The Methodist Protestant Church Hymnal #d34
The Millennial Chorister #d8
The New Hymn Book: a Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #217Page Scan
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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