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Hymn: Far from mortal cares retreating (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Far from mortal cares retreating

Topic: <no topic given>

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


Meter: 8s and 7s


Hymn Number: 18

Page Number: 299, click to see hymnal pages


FAR from mortal cares retreating,

Sordid hopes and vain desires,

Here his saints securely meeting,

Every heart to heaven aspires;

From the fount of glory streaming

Life eternal through us rolls;

Mercy from his presence beaming

Peace and pardon on our souls.

Who may share this great salvation?

Every pure, and humble mind-

Every kindred, tongue, and nation,

From the guilt of sin refin'd;

Blessings all around bestowing,

God withholds his care from none;

Grace and mercy ever flowing

From the fountain of his throne.