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Away! thou dying saint, away!
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Away! thou dying saint, away!

"And the spirit shall return to God who gave it."
(Ecclesiastes 12,7)

1. Away! thou dying saint, away!
  Fly to the mansions of the blessed;
thy God no more requires thy stay,
  he calls thee to eternal rest.

2. Thy toils at length have reached a close,
  no more remains for thee to do;
away, away to thy repose,
  beyond the reach of evil go.

3. Away to yonder realms of light,
  where multitudes, redeemed with blood,
enjoy the beatific sight,
  and dwell for ever with their God.

4. Go, mix with them, and share their joy,
  in heav'n behold the sinner's friend;
in pleasures share that never cloy,
  in pleasures that will never end.

5. And may our happy portion be,
  to join thee in the realms above,
the glory of our Lord to see,
  and sing his everlasting love.

Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 366.

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