Away with gloom, away with doubt
Away with gloom, away with doubt. Edward Shillito* (1872-1948).
From Shillito's collection of poems, Jesus of the Scars, and Other Poems (1919). It is an energetic Easter hymn that has become popular in Free Church books, and in Scotland, following its inclusion in MHB:
Away with gloom, away with doubt! With all the morning stars we sing;With all the sons of God we shout The praises of a King, Alleluia! Alleluia! Of our returning King.
Away with death, and welcome life: In Him we died and live again;And welcome peace, away with strife! For he returns to reign. Alleluia! Alleluia! The Crucified shall reign.
Then welcome beauty, he is fair; And welcome youth, for he is...
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