1 I send the joys of earth away;
Away, ye tempters of the mind,
False as the smooth, deceitful sea,
And empty as the whistling wind.
2 Your streams were floating me along
Down the gulf of dark despair,
And whilst I listen'd to your song,
Your streams had e’en conveyed me there.
3 Lord, I adore Thy matchless grace,
That warn'd me of that dark abyss,
That drew me from those treacherous seas,
And bade me seek superior bliss.
4 There, from the bosom of my God,
Oceans of endless pleasure roll;
There would I fix my last abode,
And drown the sorrows of my soul.
Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #416
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #440||I send the joys of earth away||I send the joys of earth away||Isaac Watts||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3059||I Send the Joys of Earth Away||I send the joys of earth away||BERLIN (Harmonia)||Isaac Watts||LM||<cite>Hymns and Sacred Songs</cite>, 1707-9|
|The Harmonia Sacra: a compilation of genuine church music : comprising a great variety of metres, harmonized for four voices : together with a copious explication of the principles ...(25th ed.) #56B||Berlin||I send the joys of earth away||BERLIN||L.M.||1993|