Away with our fears, Our troubles and tears

Away with our fears, Our troubles and tears

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: ARDWICK (Gauntlett)
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 Away with our fears,
our troubles and tears:
the Spirit is come,
the witness of Jesus returned to his home.

2 Our advocate there
by his death and his prayer
the gift has obtained,
for us he has prayed, and the Comforter gained.

3 Our glorified Lord
has given his word
that his Spirit will stay,
and never again will be taken away.

4 Our heavenly guide
with us shall abide,
His comforts impart,
and set up his kingdom of love in our heart.

5 The heart that believes
his kingdom receives,
his power and his peace,
his life, and his joy’s everlasting increase.

Source: Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #224

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 with our fears, Our troubles and tears
Author: Charles Wesley
Place of Origin: Great Britain
Copyright: Public Domain


Away with our fears, Our troubles and tears. C. Wesley. [Whitsuntide.] This is No. 32 of his “Hymns for Whitsunday,” which were published at Bristol in 1746 as Hymns of Petition and Thanksgiving for the Promise of the Father. It is in 5 stanzas of 8 lines. In 1776 four stanzas, somewhat altered, were given in A. M. Toplady's Psalms and Hymns, No. 236, and thus came into common use. It did not form a part of the Wesleyan Hymn Book until the revised edition of 1875. Original text in Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. iv. p. 203.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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