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Hymn: I send the joys of earth away (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: I send the joys of earth away

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: LM


Hymn Number: 24

Page Number: 031, click to see hymnal pages


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.

Your streams were floating me along
Down to the gulf of black despair;
And while I listened to your song,
Your streams have e'en conveyed me there.

Lord, I adore thy matchless grace
That warned me of that dark abyss,
That drew me from those dangerous seas,
And bade me seek superior bliss.

Now to the shining realms above
I stretch my hands, and glance mine eyes;
Oh! for the pinions of a dove
To bear me to the upper skies.

There, from the presence of my God,
Oceans of endless pleasure roll;
There would I fix my last abode,
And drown the sorrows of my soul.