A Poor Brother's Hymnal
Sunday, October 21, 2007
  Away With Our Fears
“Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” Luke 2:10

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns for the Na­tiv­i­ty of Our Lord (Lon­don: Will­iam Stra­han, 1745), num­ber 8, alt.

Music: Sher­brook, anon­y­mous, in the Meth­od­ist Hymn and Tune Book (To­ron­to, Ca­na­da: Meth­od­ist Book and Pub­lish­ing House, 1894), num­ber 202 (MI­DI, score). Al­ter­nate tune:

  • Ring­land, Ger­man mel­o­dy (MI­DI, score)

If you know when the mu­sic was writ­ten, the com­pos­er’s name, or where to get a pic­ture of him, would you send us an e-mail? Thanks!


C G/B Am / C G/B Am / C G/B Am / F G C G/B Am C G/B Am x2

G C / G C / G C F G C G/B Am C G/B Am

Away with our fears!
The Godhead appears
In Christ reconciled
The Father in Jesus the Child.

He comes from above,
In manifest love,
Desire of our eyes,
In a manger the Lamb (or Son?) of God lies.

Immanuel’s birth
What triumph on earth!
Yet could it afford
No better a place for its Lord?

The Ancient of Days
Redeems a lost race:
His glory comes down
Humbled to carry us up to a crown.

Made flesh for our sake,
That we might partake
The nature divine,
In His image, His holiness shine.

A heavenly birth,
Experience on earth,
And rise to His throne,
With our Jesus eternally One.

Then let us believe,
And gladly receive
The tidings they bring
To sinners their Savior and King.

And while we are here,
Our King shall appear,
His Spirit impart,
Form His image of love in our heart.

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