Away with our fears/ Our troubles and tears

Away with our fears/ Our troubles and tears. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788).  From Hymns of Petition and Thanksgiving for the Promise of the Father. By the Reverend Mr. John and Charles Wesley (Bristol, 1746), where it was Hymn XXXII, the last in the book. It had five 8-line stanzas:      Away with our Fears,    Our Troubles and Tears!    The Spirit is come, The Witness of Jesus Return’d to hs Home:    The Pledge of our Lord    To his Heaven restor’d,    Is sent from the Sky, And tells us our Head is exalted on high.      Our Advocate there     By his Blood and his Pray’r    The Gift hath obtain’d, For Us he hath pray’d, and the Comforter gain’d:    Our Glorified Head    His Spirit hath shed...

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